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Encyclopedia > The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)

The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was an infantry regiment of the British Army. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British military. ...


History

It was formed in 1685 as the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot, becoming the 13th Regiment of Foot upon the introduction of a numeral system. Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... The 13th Regiment of Foot was a regiment of the British Army formed in 1751. ...


It gained a country affiliation with Somerset in 1782, becoming the 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot. Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


It became a light infantry regiment in 1822 and was retitled as the 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment (Light Infantry). Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of infantry, harassing and delaying the enemy advance. ... 1822 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


It 1841, HRH Prince Albert permitted his name to be used in the title of the regiment, becoming the 13th or Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry. 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel, of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha branch of the House of Wettin) (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ...


After Childers reforms, the numeral system was discarded and the regiment became the Prince Albert's (Somersetshire Light Infantry) on 1 July 1881. As the county regiment of Somersetshire, it also gained the counry's militia and volunteer battalions which were integrated into the regiment as numbered battalions. The regiment's name was changed to the Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), being inversed in 1921 to the name of this article. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The regiment saw active service in the First World War, raising 20 battalions, seeing service on the Western Front, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and [Sinai and Palestine Campaign|[Palestine]]. In the Second World War, the regiment fought in Italy, Burma and North-West European campaign after the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... For most of World War I, Allied Forces, predominantly those of France and the United Kingdom, were stalled at trenches on the Western Front. ... Mesopotamia (Greek: Μεσοποταμία, translated from Old Persian Miyanrudan the Land between the Rivers or the Aramaic name Beth-Nahrin House of Two Rivers) is a region of Southwest Asia. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air, August 9, 1945. ... The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allied forces. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The 1st Battalion was the last British infantry battalion to leave India after its independence, departing on 28 February 1948. It later saw service during the Malayan Emergency in the 1950s. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Origins Malayan emergency was an insurrection and guerilla war of the Malay Races Liberation Army in Malaysia from 1948-1960. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the...


The regiment amalgamated with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1959 to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. This, in turn, amalgamated with the three other regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade to form The Light Infantry in 1968. The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry was the 32nd Regiment of Foot of the British Army. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry was formed in 1959 by the merger of two regiments: The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Alberts) The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI) http://www. ... The Light Infantry Nicknames Motto Aucto Splendore Resurgo Cede Millis Faithful Marches Quick: Light Infantry Double Past: Keel Row Anniversaries Salamanca (22 July) Description Infantry regiment Creation date 1968 Reason for creation Formed by uniting the 4 battalions of the Light Infantry Brigade The Light Infantry is an infantry regiment... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


The Somerset Light Infantry name is maintained (as of 2005) by B (Somerset Light Infantry) Company, The Rifle Volunteers of the Territorial Army. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Rifle Volunteers is a regiment of the British Territorial Army. ... In the United Kingdom the Territorial Army is a part of the British Army composed of reserve units, or part-time soldiers. ...


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