Be the first to hear about our latest events, exhibitions and offers. This infantry unit was formed during the 1881 reforms. The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry This short-lived infantry unit was formed in 1959. This short-lived infantry unit was formed in 1959. A range of clothing & accessories for the Somerset And Cornwall Light Infantry of the British Army. Fyfe DL. Members who served with Somerset And Cornwall Light Infantry Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from Somerset And Cornwall Light Infantry. The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy. It continued in British Army service until 1968, when it was amalgamated into The Light Infantry. Lots Regimental Bands of the Scots Guards and the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry The 1st and 2nd Battalions were amalgamated in 1950, and the new battalion served in Germany and the West Indies, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the relief of Lucknow just before it was amalgamated with 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry to form 1st Battalion the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry in October 1959. It served with the British Army until 1881, when it was merged into The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. No expert in this area and have seen other examples of this badge sold, but attributed to different Regiment. The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI) was formed on 6th October 1959 by the amalgamation of the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert�s) and the Duke of Cornwall�s Light Infantry. It then deployed to West Berlin in 1963, again for two years of garrison service. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! regardless of where it's on display Steve Howell " The Durham Light Infantry was formed in 1881 and, in 1968, was amalgamated with the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the King's Shropshire Light Infantry to form The Light Infantry. SCLI - Bob Bogan BEM. This infantry regiment was raised in 1702. In 1959, it was merged into The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. his troops out of the depot at Bodmin for the last time. The regiment was formed on 10 July 1968 as a large regiment by the amalgamation of the four remaining light infantry regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade. Immediately before amalgamation the 1st Battalions of these Regiments were stationed at Warminster and Osnabrück respectively. things are constant. To find out more about how we collect, store and use your personal information, read our Privacy Policy. It was formed in 1959 by the merger of two regiments: The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) and The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.Immediately before amalgamation the 1st Battalions of these regiments were stationed at Warminster and Osnabrück respectively. more information and application. The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI) The regiment was formed on 6th October 1959, by the amalgamation of The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s) and the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Between April and October 1966, it was deployed to the Aden Emergency (1963-67), where it sustained several casualties engaging local insurgents. He then went on to work the with Durham Cadets and finally retiring in 2009 MR BRIAN ANTHONY COOKE - died 5th April 2017 It remained part of the Light Infantry Brigade, which its two parent regiments had joined in 1948. The regiment itself was in existence from 1881 to 1959, when they amalgamated with the Somerset Light Infantry to make the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. On 20 June 1685, Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon was issued with a warrant authorising him to raise a regiment, and accordingly the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot was formed, mainly recruiting in the county of Buckinghamshire. Add to Basket. Explore the history and collections of The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry by visiting Somerset Military Museum in Taunton and Cornwall's Regimental Museum in Bodmin. In July 1968, it was merged with the other three regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade - The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and The Durham Light Infantry - to form a single large regiment, known as The Light Infantry. In 1920 the Regiment had another name change to The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Various designs of this badge but I attribute this one to SOMERSET & CORNWALL .....So does wikipedia , but await any feedback. The DCLI merged with the Somerset Light infantry in 1959 to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. organisations change, for change they must in a world where few This infantry regiment was formed in 1881. This was later merged with other regiments to form The Light Infantry … In 1959, it was merged into The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. This regiment was formed in 1959 by merging The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s) and The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry into a new single-battalion unit. The new regiment stayed there until 1961, when it moved to Gibraltar for two years. The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army. Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry (British Army) Round Cufflinks £15.00. by Brigadier A.I.H. File concerning the amalgamation of the Somerset Light Infantry and the Cornwall Light Infantry. Regiments and Corps The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) This infantry unit was raised in 1685 and served in many British Army campaigns during its long history. In good condition. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry sergeants standing in a line. In 1959, the regiment was amalgamated with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry which was again amalgamated, in 1968, with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the Durham Light Infantry to form The Light Infantry. Customising available. In 1959 the Regiment was merged with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. The gallery introduces visitors to the formation and development of Somerset’s regiments and explores why … It served with the British Army until 1881, when it was merged into The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. This is an original WW1 Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry Regiment shoulder title badge for sale. The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry SCLI was a light infantry regiment of the British Army. "First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It served with the British Army until 1968, when it was merged into The Light Infantry. The Somerset Light Infantry The 1st Battalion The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry served at Osnabruck until June 1961, when it moved, by way of Plymouth to Gibraltar.It is interesting to note that as Barrymore's (13th) Foot and Fox's Marines, the two parent regiments first met (and shared the same battle honour) at Gibraltar. It served until 1968, when it was merged into The Light Infantry. 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