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to it other than what you see.
This website was founded by Keith Petvin-Scudamore
in 2002 - to pay tribute to the men who served in the
regiment. The site is now in the care of David &
The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
(A 9 Year Regiment)
Webmaster estimates that during those 9 years 3000
soldiers served with the regiment, 242 are recorded
in Obituary pages..
This pic was taken at Pontefract Barracks in 1960
- it is Gib Platoon 'the smallest Pln to post out in
LI history' standing are, from left to right: Back Row
- Pte Tweddel DLI - Pte Denmeade SCLI - Pte Conlin SCLI
- Pte Edyvean SCLI Pte Sullivan SCLI - Pte Wake DLI
- Pte Hains SCLI
Front Row: - Pte Phipps KSLI - Cpl Sweatman - Sgt
Pascoe - Lt. Saunt - Cpl Vague KSLI - Pte Ellis KSLI.
(Image supplied by Jane Hains, widow of David Hains)
Should you have any information, could you please
New picture of A Coy - Jan. 1960
Pic supplied by Rex Brain - click to enlarge and read
all the names.
B Company (Osnabruck 1961) - Lieut Angus Drew (Military
Police) is on the left, he was on secondment to SCLI
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. Gibraltar
Day is now celebrated annually on 6th October as the Regimental
Day of Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. The old Regimental
Days of Jellalabad, Lucknow and Paardeburg are still remembered,
with short histories published in Battalion Orders.
Among the distinctions brought from its parent regiments, the
Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry has the Royal Blue Facings
and Royal Bugle Cords of the Somerset Light Infantry, the red
patch commemorating the red feathers of the Light Company of
the 46th Foot (later the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Cornwall's
Light Infantry) and the privilege of wearing the sash knotted
on the right side ,a unique distinction usually associated with
the gallantry of the 13th Foot at Culloden.The green head-dress,
whistle cord and No 1 Dress Uniform are common to all Light
Infantry Regiments.The parent Regiments were raised: in 1685
as Huntingdon's Foot (now The Somerset Light Infantry), in 1702,
as Fox's Marines, and in 1740 as the 57th (later renumbered
46th)(1st and 2nd Battalions The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry).
Their names remain the names of the two Territorial Army Battalions.
The 1st Battalion received Colours in May 1962 whilst stationed
in Gibraltar, the Colours being presented on behalf of Her Majesty
The Queen by Field Marshal The Lord Harding of Petherton. The
1st Battalion served in West Berlin, Gravesend and Aden before
becoming part of the new Regiment in 1968..
In 1968.07.10 1st Battalion, The Light Infantry redesignated
upon formation of "large" regiment from Light Infantry
The Rifles & Light Infantry
Association (Somerset Division)
We meet at Jellalabad House, 14
Mount Street, Taunton. Meetings are now held on the last
Tuesday morning each month throughout the year ( Apart
from December ) at 1100hrs.
Contact Lawrie Hodges on Taunton 01823-279109. Click
HERE for more information
LI Assoc. (Bristol Branch). We
meet at the TA centre in Whiteladies Rd. Bristol on the
third Thursday of every month except August and December.
There are lots of ex LI men in and around Bristol we could
do with your support. Tel: 0117 9861674
LI Assoc. (Bodmin). Meetings Quarterly
Contact the Secretary
Mr S Rowland 01208 75392.
LI Assoc. (Bath) Secretary Mr
J Watson 01225 426689. Meeting 1st Friday of each month
at Army Reserve Centre, Bath.
LI Assoc. (Norton/Radstock) Secretary
Mr R Collins JP 01749 675495. Meeting last Friday of each
month at RBL Club, Midsomer Norton.
Click image to enlarge
The SCLI Colours that were presented at Europa Gibraltar
1962 (Photo supplied by Stephen Taylor)
3D SCLI Screen Saver
[14th Sept 2005]
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