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This is where we highlight upcoming and past HLI Association Events. If you would like to suggest an event for the Association, please contact us via the website.

VE Day Commemorative Service and Parade: Knightswood Glasgow Saturday 4th May 2019

VE Day Commemorative Service and Parade: Knightswood Glasgow Saturday 4th May 2019

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association will once again co-ordinate the above event which will take place on Saturday 4th May 2019

The Secretary carrying the HLI Association Standard at the VE Day Event 2018

A Church service will be held in Knightswood St Margaret’s Church, 2000 Knightswood Road, Knightswood, Glasgow G13 2HA.

Veterans on the march on Great Western Road

The dress will be as per Armistice day parades. Association Standards will be on parade.


HLI veterans and dignitaries enjoy a well earned refreshment after the parade

Detailed Timings:

• 10:00 – Church Hall open for Tea / Coffee etc. TOILETS ARE AVAILABLE
• 10:30 – Branch Standard Bearers and Wreath layers dress rehearsal at Vets monument
• 10:50 – Veterans etc seated for Church Service
• 10:55 – VIP’S seated
• 11:00 – Service commences
• 11:40 – Service ends approximately
• 11:41 – Standards and Veterans who plan to lay wreaths proceed to pre set positions at Monument, including Bugler
• 11:42 – Veterans etc proceed to Vets monument
• 11:55 – VIP’S arrive to pre set positions, including Piper
• 11:56 – Rev S Fraser conducts short service
• 12:00 – Last Post (Bugler)
• 12:01 – 2 minutes silence
• 12:03 – Reveille (Bugler)
• 12:04 – Wreath laying ceremony ( Lament – Piper)
• 12:15 – Service at Monument ends
• 12:20 – Band and Veterans form up, including Standards.
• 12:30 – March off
• 12:40 – Arrive at destination / Fall out / Lounge for Music and Finger Buffet etc

All Welcome!

Fete de la Liberation. Montblanc, France August 2018

Fete de la Liberation. Montblanc, France August 2018

HLI Association members attending a Fete de la Liberation in Montblanc France. Saturday 18th August 2018.
Montblanc’s Mayor M. Claude Allingri greets the HLI Association standard bearers.
 HLI Normandy veteran John Lamont, Chevalier de la Legion D’Honneur, is greeted by Montblanc’s Mayor M. Claude Allingri.
Glasgow Armed Forces Day Saturday 30th June 2018

Glasgow Armed Forces Day Saturday 30th June 2018

Glasgow Saturday 30th June

Form up at Holland Street 10:30 Hrs

10:30 am Form up Holland Street for marching Parade contingent

11:00 am Parade marches off. Those not marching the full route should join the parade as it comes past the Queen Street Station corner.

12:00 Civic Reception – ticketed event in the Banqueting Suite in the City Chambers.

Ticket holders only for Civic Reception.

All are welcome to the parade and activities in George Square. 

Glasgow Remembrance Services 2017

Glasgow Remembrance Services 2017

The following Services of Remembrance in Glasgow were attended by members of the HLI Association with the HLI Association Standard carried.

(Remembrance Service George Square 2017)

Bridgeton Cross Armistice Service Friday 10th November 2017

Jim Devine, Jimmy Urquhart and Billy Neilson (RHF Association) at the 7th (Blythswood) Battalion HLI Memorial at Glasgow Green after the Bridgeton Cross Armistice Service.

Glasgow Remembrance Service George Square Sunday 12th November 2017

Sunday 30th July 2017 – Service to Commemorate the Battle of Passchendale

Sunday 30th July 2017 – Service to Commemorate the Battle of Passchendale


Compassion on the field of Passchendale

The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres, took place on the Western Front, between 31 July and 10 November 1917. As was often the case, the Battle was a series of smaller battles that were fought during those 102 days.

Although, there were some initial successes, adverse weather conditions reduced the battlefield to a quagmire and the offensive became, quite literally, bogged down.

It was a very costly battle in terms of casualties on both sides: some 275,000 British and Commonwealth casualties and 220,000 on the German side.

All British and Commonwealth units were involved; in particular, the 9th (Scottish), 15th (Scottish), 51st (Highland) and Royal Naval Divisions.

A Service to commemorate this terrible, bloody Battle will be held at Glasgow Cathedral at 1100 on Sunday 30 July 2017 – conducted by the Reverend D J MacPherson CF RAChD.

All are invited to this service and we are keen that as many Service organisations as possible will bring Colours and Standards.

The timings will be as follows:
· 1015: Rehearsal Colours & Standards
· 1045: All seated in Cathedral
· 1100: Service commences