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This website was founded by Keith Petvin-Scudamore in 2006.
The only edits will be on the Obituary pages.
from Lawrie Hodges.
I am sorry to say the Hew 'Benny' Hill passed away late
evening of Monday 17th June, aged 74yrs.
Benny served in Som LI. SCLI and LI from 1956-1979.
He had been ill off and on for many years, suffering from
and receiving treatment for cancer.
he was admitted to hospital approx a month ago when litres
of fluid was drained from his lungs.
It was also discovered that he had Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
and that his heart had been reduced
to a 15% functionality, due to the amount of cancer treatment
he'd received in the past.
As soon as his funeral arrangements, ie location, date
and time are available to me, I will post a further notice.
Michael (Mike) Royston Coles - Rest in
Hi All, lovingly husband to Suzanne, father to Michael,
Stephen and Rachael, served with the SCLI. He was a provost
Corporal in Berlin, so hopefully some of you (probably
the bad boys) will remember him! Well sadly my Dad passed
away on the 27th May 2013, after a long and hard battle
against cancer. Dad actually went on from the SCLI to
join the SASC and finished his time as the QSMI at Norton
Manor Camp. Dad's funeral will be held at Taunton Crematorium
on Wednesday 05th June 2013 at 1100hrs. All are welcome
to attend. If anyone has any stories, memories or messages
please post them on here. Thank you RIP Dad x
Message from Ernie Lethbridge re: John
Visited John Polver in Treliske hospital today and he
asked me to let you all know he's still hanging in and
fighting. Basically John had an operation last Monday
to help relieve the pain he was in. He pulled through
O.K. but is still very weak although his wife Sylvia said
he was much better today, so he is improving. He hopes
to be allowed out of bed on Monday and is still awaiting
the results from the lab on the tissue samples that were
taken during his recent operation.
He sends his regards to everyone.
Message from Lawrie Hodges re:
23801741 Corporal George Edward Counsell DLI/SCLI
All of you who knew George Counsell will be sad to hear
that he died on Wednesday 1st May 2013 as a result of
His funeral took place on Friday 10th May at Yeovil Crematorium,
Bunford Lane Yeovil, BA20 2EJ at 1320hrs.
Message from Lawrie Hodges.
The date of the 2014 SCLI/LI/RIFLES Reunion at Taunton
will be Saturday 26th April.
With the imminent closure of the Police Club a new venue
is currently being sought.
As soon as a suitable one is found an update will be given.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
Major S G S Rudd-Clark, DCLI, SCLI AND
All of you who knew Simon Rudd-Clarke
will be sad to hear that he died of a sudden heart attack
in his garden on 26th March 2013. His funeral is to take
place on Friday 12th April 2013 in the Parish Church of
Smethcot near Shrewsbury at 12.00 midday.
22995217 Corporal Alan Collins - died
2nd March 2013
DCLI SCLI & LI
Alan served on the RP Staff under Sgt Nobby Farley.
Funeral Service of our friend Alan Collins
1100hrs Monday 18th March. Treswithian Crematorium. Camborne.
There will be a good re-presentation from the West Cornwall
DCLI & LI Association.
Terry Price former Buglar SCLI/LI died
on Tuesday 25th December last. Please read the full obituary.
Next years SCLI/LI/RIFLES Reunion is at the Reform
Club (normal venue) on Saturday 20th April 2013.
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The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
I have created a new guestbook for the SCLI website,
the older guestbooks have been replaced due to spam. Should
you particularly want to see something in the old books,
they have been archived, but I will send you a link if
you wish. Do not post a message in them as nobody will
In fact all the guestbooks have been renewed on www.lightinfantry.org.uk
due to the generosity of a group of SCLI veterans,
they all know who they are, I have thanked them for you
all. Very gradually as I see the books used I will upgrade
them to remove all the adverts as I have done on SCLI.
Please note that SSAFA will help Ex Servicemen who have
a problem, its no good going to your old Regt.HQ. they
do not have funds to help.
The confidential support line is 0800 731 4880
This site is devoted to the history of
the regiment from 1959 to 1968. If you served in the Somerset
& Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI) during those years
the webmaster (ex SCLI) would like to hear from you with
any memories of especially 1963 to 1968. Pictures are
especially welcome. e-mail
The Parent Regiments
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Somerset Light Infantry
I appeal to any ex members of the SCLI
whatever your rank
to help build this site as a lasting memory of a great
regiment. Please contact the site curator. All pages will
be added to on a continual basis, so check back often.
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
LI Assoc. ( Taunton Branch )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 M Vigus Tel: 01726 852640
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The SCLI Colours that were presented at Europa Gibraltar
1962 (Photo supplied by Stephen Taylor)
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