This is the home website of the South Shields Branch of the Durham Light Infantry
Association which was set up in 1985 to help bring together all those that joined and served in the Durham Light Infantry and their loyal years of service to Queen and Country.
The Durham Light Infantry Association (South Shields Branch) was established to provide a Social link and a place to meet for ex-servicemen who have served Stain Glass Window St Hildas Church South Shieldswith or have been affiliated with the Durham Light Infantry during their Military Career whether that has been through Regular Army, Territorial Army/Reserve Forces, serving as a member of the Army Cadet Force or as a valued wife/partner of a serving/ex-serving soldier
The Branch is a brotherhood and as such is open to not just ex-service personnel of the Durham Light Infantry but we encourage and welcome membership from all Regiments within the British Armed Forces.
The Branch since its formation has been involved with many fund raising exploits and events, not just locally but nationally and internationally including educational trips to France, Spain, Belgium and Egypt
The Branch gathers on the last Tues of every month at the Royal British Legion, Queeen Street, South Shields where we have our monthly branch meeting and social drink.
The branch is run by its members who elect a committee each year at the Annual General Meeting.
We would also like to encourage as many military veterans as possible to join the South Shields Branch of the Durham Light Infantry Association, which is free, so that we can help to bring friends and colleagues together again that may not have seen or heard from each other for many years. You can find all the details that are required for our two types of membership on the Membership page above.
We hope that you will support and contribute towards the association as without it we would not be able to continue all the work that has been carried out to date.
We thank you all in advance for your very kind support to date.
Durham Light Infantry Association (South Shields) Committee