• Welcome

  • Welcome to the Durham Light Infantry Association (South Shields Branch). Our Website is here to offer a One Stop Shop to access information about not only the DLI South Shields Branch and the Durham Light Infantry, but links and information to other County Light Infantry Regiments, The Light Infantry, The Rifles, Regimental Associations and the British Army past and present.
  • Our History

  • The Regiment was formed in 1758 when the 2nd Battalion of the 23rd Regiment of Fusiliers was redesignated as the 68th Regiment of Foot.Its first engagement was raiding the French coast during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) to aid Britain’s ally Frederick the Great of Prussia. During 1764-1806 the Regiment was stationed 4 times in the West Indies, earning it the motto ‘Faithful’ for the St. Vincent Campaign during The Second Carib War (1795 - 1797).
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