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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

SCLI Obituaries

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Rest in Peace

Field Marshal Lord Harding of Petherton

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

OBITUARY
EXTRACT FROM OBITUARY BY JRL ANDERSON IN THE INDEPENDENT January 21
1988:

Re Cyprus:

“Harding treated his task as a military emergency. His handling of the situation provoked many criticisms – the worst tempered of them talked of “shameful excesses” and “murderous colonialism”, not appreciating the difficulties the Governor faced. On the one hand he had to suppress what was rebellion and also to keep his own troops in hand.