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  • Window Dedication (St Hildas Church South Shields)

    Sun 26th June 2005

    The South Shields branch of the Durham Light Infantry Association has dedicated a stained glass window in the town's St Hilda's Church to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI).

    New Stained Glass WindowThe South Shields branch of the Durham Light Infantry Association has dedicated a stained glass window in the town's St Hilda's Church to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI). The window is in honour of the transition so many young men made over the years, from the local coalfields and industry to the Regiment and battlefields of the world.

    A march past was held for the branch members, with music from the Borneo Band and Bugles of the Durham Army Cadet Force. The night before the old soldiers attended a civic reception in South Shields Town Hall.

    South Tyneside Mayor Councillor Bill Lynch said: "It was a source of pride and honour to hold a civic reception for the members of the Borough's DLI branch. We must never forget what we owe to those who have served their country, in conflicts around the world and over the centuries."

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