Gallery No 10 - Badges

Light Infantry & Rifle Regiments - 46 Images

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Cornwall Light Infantry - 1st Vols Btn Pre 1908
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 1st Vols Btn 1898/1908
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 1901/1959
 
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 1901/1959
Royal Devon Militia LI 1st Btn Post 1881
Durham Light Infantry 1901/1953
 
Durham Light Infantry Post 1953
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Pre 1939
Herefordshire Light Infantry Pre 1947
Herefordshire Light Infantry
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1st Btn 1908/1921
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1908/1945
Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry 1920/1950
Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry 1950/1958
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert) 1898/1950
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert) 1898/1950
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert) small size 1950/1959
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert) Territorial Vols 1908/1922
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert) Territorial Vols 1908/1922
Somerset Light Infantry 3 & 4 Btn (Prince Albert) 1908/1922
Somerset Light Infantry 3 & 4 Btn (Prince Albert) 1908/1922
Yorkshire Light Infantry Pre 1901
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1898/1945
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1945/1959
Light Infantry
The Light Infantry was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Light Division. It was formed on 10 July 1968 as a "large regiment" by the amalgamation of the four remaining light infantry regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade:
1968 to 2007
The Royal Jersey Light Infantry
The Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey" was first formed in 1337. They were probably designated "Light Infantry" in 1814 at the same time as the Guernsey Militia, and after the Napoleonic Wars consisted of 6 regiments (later called battalions), and an artillery unit:
The Rifles
The Rifles is a new British Army Regiment that was created as a result of the Future Army Structure. Announced on 24 November 2005 by the MOD, The Rifles are formed by the amalgamation of the Light Infantry and the Royal Green Jackets, along with the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry and the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry which will merge into a single battalion. This will bring the whole of the Light Division under a single cap badge.
2007 to
Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry 1959/1968 - an amalgamation of The Somerset Light Infantry and The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Irish Militia - Armagh Light Infantry Glengarry 1874-81
Raised 1793 at Armagh, re-designated Light Infantry in 1855, became 3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st July 1881
Victorian Queens County Rifles Cap Badge Brass Metal
A Bugle with Strings Surmounted by a Crown
Below the Bugle a Scroll inscribed Queens County Rifles..
The Rand Light Infantry of the South African Army. (Brass)
19th Surrey Rifles
1st Bucks Rifle Volunteers
London Finsbury Rifles South Africa 1900/2
Victorian County Carlow Rifles Officer's Cross-Belt Plate from 8th Battalion
(Carlow Rifles Regiment of Militia ) [1881-1908].
9th Battalion Queen Victorian Rifles
Somerset 2nd Battalion Volunteers
Somerset 1st Battalion Volunteers
DCLI 1st Battalion Volunteers.
Rare Victorian Carlow Rifles Glengarry Badge circa 1875s
Comprising a thin blackened brass Crowned strap inscribed 'Erin go Bragh, Carlow Rifles' resting on a shamrock spray; to the centre, the Maid of Erin Harp on a lined ground. Raised 1793 at Carlow, became 8th Bn. KRRC on Friday 1st July 1881
2nd Volunteer Battalion Highland LI
Essex Militia
London Irish Rifles - Better known as "D (London Irish Rifles) Company, London Regiment" the LIR is a volunteer Rifle Regiment with a distinguished history. The London Irish Rifles were originally formed in 1860 during the Victorian Volunteer Movement as the "28th Middlesex (London Irish) Rifle Volunteer Corps".
Artists Rifles
In 1860 this 'Corps of Artists' was formed consisting of painters, sculptors, engravers, musicians, architects and actors. Other meetings followed at which officers were elected. The badge, designed by Wyon the Queen's medallist, consisting of two heads: Mars - God of War, and Minerva - Goddess of Wisdom, was chosen to represent war and fine arts. The badge bore the motto 'Cum Marte Minerva' which was also the title of the first Regimental March, the words of which were written by an Artist, George Cayley. A regimental rhyme records: "Mars, he was the God of war, and didn't stop at trifles. Minerva was a bloody whore. So hence The Artists' Rifles."
2nd King's African Rifles
The regiment was formed on 1 January 1902, and combined a number of units from various British East African dependencies - Somaliland, British East Africa (from July 1920: Kenya), Uganda and Nyasaland.
VICTORIAN TOWER HAMLET QUEENS OWN LIGHT INFANTRY
RHODESIA LIGHT INFANTRY COMMANDO UDI RLI BERET BADGE
WW1 CANADIAN PRINCESS PATRICIAS LIGHT INFANTRY BADGE
SOUTH AFRICAN CAP BADGE - DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY DLI

 

SOUTH AFRICAN DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE - 1964
V.C THE 51ST KING OWN LIGHT INFANTRY GLENGARRY
Maratha Light Infantry
Rajputana Rifles
Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry [JAKLI]
Sultan Of Oman Light Infantry
127th (Queen Mary's Own) Baluch Light Infantry
Ceylon Light Infantry

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