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6 October 1959 - 10 July 1968

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1959-1968

Colonels

Field Marshal The Lord Harding of Petherton, GCB CBE DSO MC

6 Oct 1959

Maj-Gen. Robert Burrell Frederick Kinglake Goldsmith, CB CBE

1 Apr 1960

Maj-Gen. C L Firbank, CB CBE DSO DL

31 Aug 1963

Commanding Officers

Lt. Col.
W.R. Lawson MBE
October 1959 - April 1960
Lt.Col.
W. Hine-Haycock
April 1960 - September 1962
Lt.Col.
J.T.C. Howard MC.
September 1962 - March 1965
Lt.Col.
I.G. Mathews
March 1965 - September 1967
Lt.Col.
C. D.C. Frith
September 1967

Adjutant

Capt.
B.M. Lane
October 1959 - August 1961
Capt.
W.H.White
August 1961 - June 1963
Capt.
W.H. Stevens
June 1963 - June 1964
Capt.
J.F.A.Overton
June 1964 - November 1965
Capt.
J.R.Darbyshire
November 1965 - October 1966
Capt.
N.R.M. Petrie
October 1966 - January 1968
Capt.
A.I.H.Fyfe
January 1968

Quartermaster

Major QM
T.F.Meredith MBE
October 1959 - July 1962
Capt. QM
A.F.Frost
July 1962 - June 1966
Capt. QM
H.F.Royffe MBE
June 1966 - November 1967
Capt. QM
P.C.Firth
November 1967

Regimental Sergeant Major

WO1 RSM
W. Jan Passmore
6 October 1959 - July 1961
WO1 RSM
A.V. Worster
July 1961 - July 1964
WO1 RSM
A.A. Lynas-Gray (The Bear)
July 1964 - April 1967
WO1 RSM
R.C.B. Cox
April 1967

Bandmaster

WO1 (BM)
P.W. Parkes LRAM ARCM
October 1959 - May1962
WO1 (BM)
B. Storey LRAM
May 1962 - December 1967
WO1 (BM)
E. Slater LRAM
December 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
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1st Bn. LI. CO's
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These images have been supplied by Major Steve Taylor.

 

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