Somerset Light Infantry

Somerset Light Infantry

The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by The Rifles.

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Somerset Light Infantry - Dress and Insignia - Badges
... From 1814 a stringed bugle-horn had been the approved badge of light infantry and rifle regiments ... When the 13th Foot were converted to light infantry in 1822 the badge adopted for the shako head-dress was a "bugle-horn with strings with the numerals 13 in the centre and surmounted by the Sphinx" ...
John Harding, 1st Baron Harding Of Petherton - Army Career
... armed forces as a lieutenant in the Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) on 22 March 1917 and was assigned to the Middle East theatre of operations ... headquarters Southern Command in 1930 before becoming Brigade Major of 13th Infantry Brigade in 1933 ... in World War II initially as Commanding officer of 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, in which capacity he served in Waziristan and was mentioned in despatches, before joining the ...

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