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The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
6 October 1959 - 10 July 1968

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Osnabruck 1959/61

Plymouth. Sept/61

Gibraltar 1961/63
Tobruk 1961/3

Berlin 1963/65

Gravesend 1965/8

Aden 1966

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The Colonels of The Regiment


GOLDSMITH, Robert Burrell Frederick Kinglake (1907-1995), Major General - Colonel of the Regiment 1960 to 1963 - Joined Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1927; World War II in North Africa, Italy and North West Europe 1939-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 3 1939; General Staff Officer Grade 2 1939-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1 with Airborne Forces 1942-1944; Deputy Chief of Staff, 1 Allied Airborne Army 1944-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1 1946-1949; Commander, 131 Infantry Bde 1950-1951; Chief of Staff, Headquarters British Troops in Egypt 1951-1954; Deputy Director of Personal Services 1954-1956; Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command 1956-1959; Col Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1958-1959; General Officer Commanding Catterick Area and Yorkshire District 1959-1962; retired 1962; Col Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry 1960-1963; Editor, Army Quarterly 1966-1973

Field Marshal The Lord Harding of Petherton. GCB. CBE. DSO. MD. Born.1896. Died 1989 aged 93yrs.

FIRBANK, Cecil Llewelyn (1903-1985), Major General - Colonel of the Regiment 1963 to 1968 - Joined 1 Somerset Light Infantry 1924; seconded to West African Frontier Force 1929-1934; 2 Somerset Light Infantry 1934-1937; 4 Somerset Light Infantry 1937-1942; World War II 1939-1946; Commander, 2 Bn Lincolnshire Regt, North West Europe 1944-1945; Commander, 71 Infantry Bde 1945-1946; Commander, 160 Infantry Bde 1946; Staff College 1947-1948; Commandant, School of Infantry, Warminster 1948-1951; General Officer Commanding, South West District and 43 Wessex Div (Territorial Army) 1951-1954; Director of Infantry, War Office 1955-1958; Honorary Col, 4/5 Somerset Light Infantry (Territorial Army) 1955-1960; retired 1959; Honorary Col, North Somerset Yeomanry 1959-1964; Director, Civil Defence for Wales 1960-1965; Col, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry 1963-1968

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