SCLI Badge

The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry


6 October 1959 - 10 July 1968



Osnabruck

Osnabruck 1959/61


Plymouth Sept/61

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 1961/63

Osna

Tobruk 1961/63

Berlin

Berlin 1963/65

Gravesend

Gravesend 1965/68

Aden

Aden 1966

Colonels

Field Marshal
The Lord Harding of Petherton, GCB CBE DSO MC
6 Oct 1959
Maj-Gen.Robert Burrell Frederick Kinglake Goldsmith, CB CBE1 Apr 1960
Maj-Gen.C L Firbank, CB CBE DSO DL31 Aug 1963

Commanding Officers

Lt. Col.W.R. Lawson MBEOctober 1959 – April 1960
Lt. Col.W. Hine-HaycockApril 1960 – September 1962
Lt. Col.J.T.C. Howard MC.September 1962 – March 1965
Lt. Col.I.G. MathewsMarch 1965 – September 1967
Lt. Col.C. D.C. FrithSeptember 1967

Adjutant

Capt.B.M. LaneOctober 1959 – August 1961
Capt. W.H.WhiteAugust 1961 – June 1963
Capt. W.H. StevensJune 1963 – June 1964
Capt. J.F.A.OvertonJune 1964 – November 1965
Capt. J.R.DarbyshireNovember 1965 – October 1966
Capt. N.R.M. PetrieOctober 1966 – January 1968
Capt. A.I.H.FyfeJanuary 1968

Quartermaster

Major QMT.F.Meredith MBEOctober 1959 – July 1962
Capt. QMA.F.FrostJuly 1962 – June 1966
Capt. QMH.F.Royffe MBEJune 1966 – November 1967
Capt. QMP.C.FirthNovember 1967

Regimental Sergeant Major

WO1 RSMW. Jan Passmore6 October 1959 – July 1961
WO1 RSMA.V. WorsterJuly 1961 – July 1964
WO1 RSMA.A. Lynas-Gray (The Bear)July 1964 – April 1967
WO1 RSMR.C.B. CoxApril 1967

Bandmaster

WO1 (BM)P.W. Parkes LRAM ARCMOctober 1959 – May1962
WO1 (BM)B. Storey LRAMMay 1962 – December 1967
WO1 (BM)E. Slater LRAMDecember 1967

This is extra information that is 1st Battalion The Light Infantry, it shows how ex SCLI officers climbed the promotion ladder.

1st Bn. LI. RSM's
1st Bn. LI. RSM’s

1st Bn. LI. CO's
1st Bn. LI. CO’s

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These images have been supplied by Major Steve Taylor.

This page has been updated with the kind assistance of The Light Infantry Office (Somerset)