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Sat, 02 Oct


York Minster

Regimental Memorial Service and Lunch 2 Oct 21

This year the Regimental Memorial Service at York Minster will be on Sat 2 Oct 21 with the buffet lunch at York Racecourse which is approx. 2 miles from York Minster. Transport will depart Minden House at 0915 hrs.

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Regimental Memorial Service and Lunch 2 Oct 21
Regimental Memorial Service and Lunch 2 Oct 21

Time & Location

02 Oct 2021, 11:00 – 15:00

York Minster, Deangate, Minster Yd, York YO1 7HH, UK

About The Event

The full Calling Notice and Booking Proforma is available here


1. The annual Memorial Service and lunch will be held at York Minster YO1 7HH on Saturday 2nd Oct 2. This service brings together all five pillars of The Rifles and allows an opportunity for all Families of the Fallen in the region to remember their loved ones.

Sequence of events

2. The sequence of events is as follows:

a. 1030. All attendees are to be seated in the Lady Chapel.

b. 1045. Official guests arrive

c. 1100. Service in the Lady Chapel conducted by Padre 8 Rifles.

d. 1200. Move to York Racecourse, YO23 1EX, for those attending the lunch.

e. 1245 -1500 Buffet Lunch, Function Suite York Racecourse.


3. Coach transport will be provided from Pontefract to the Minster and back to Pontefract. This coach will be utilized to move the coach travellers to the Racecourse. No other transport is planned for the 2-mile journey to the Racecourse. Attendees arriving under their own arrangements should plan accordingly.

Contributions to the Cost of Lunch

4. The cost of the lunch is heavily subsidised by the Rifles/LI/KOYLI Association. For those people who wish to attend the Buffet Lunch the following contribution is required:

a. Retired Officers & their guests - £15 per person.

b. Retired OR’s & their guests - £7.50 per person.


5. It is requested that all guests who wish to attend the Service complete the attached proforma to ensure sufficient seating is available. Those guests who wish to attend the lunch must complete the attendance proforma, copy attached for information, available from Branch Secretaries and on the Assn web site. Proforma’s to be returned to the Rifles Regional Office by no later than 10th Sep 21. Contributions can be paid by cheque payable to KOYLI Regimental Association Fund or by BACS, details are as follows:

a. Sort Code: 40 37 04

b. Account number: 40100005

c. Ref: Own surname followed by YMS

14. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, late submissions cannot be considered.

Dress Code

6. The dress will be lounge suits/Regimental blazer and beret and appropriate dress for ladies.

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