Band of the Light Division - Photo Album
Present Pictures of The Band & Bugles
of THE LIGHT DIVISION
2 Light Infantry Band courtesy
of Ralph Beaumont
Bugles of the 1st Battalion of the Somerset
Light Infantry, Bombay India, July 1947
More pictures courtesy of
This is a photo of the 2nd Bn
Light Infantry Band in Berlin, July 1968 after re-badging
from K.O.Y.L.I to The Light Infantry,
vesting day was the 10th of July 1968.The Bandmaster
was WO I Bandmaster John Offord.
This is a photo of the Light Division
bands taken at Winchester circa 1970,they consisted
of:- Band & Bugles 2nd Bn The Light
Infantry under WO I Bandmaster Mike Cadwalader,
Band & Bugles of the 2nd Bn the Royal Green
Jackets under WO I Bandmaster Jack
Boden and the Royal Green Jackets Junior
Musicians Band under WO I Bandmaster John McTomney.
This photo is of the 2 LI Band senior ranks
at Colchester circa 1970, they are from left
to right as follows: WO II Ralph Beaumont
(ex-KOYLI / 2LI) , WO I Mike Cadwalader
(ex-KSLI /2 LI), Bugle Major Terry Kent (ex-SCLI
/ 2 LI)
This photograph is of the 1st Bn The K.O.Y.L.I
Band take in the German town of Hilden, in the
Rhineland and is circa 1960. The Band at this
time was under the bandmastership of WOI John
Offord ex- Devonshire Regiment.
This photo is of the 1st Bn The King's Own
Yorkshire Light Infantry Band, taken in the
Penang Botanical Gardens, Malaya, under the
bandmastership of WO I Harry Balshaw ex- Royal
Artillery Band, and is circa 1950.
KOYLI Band circa 1949/50,Penang,
Malaya. Preparing to visit the rifle company's
in the jungle, to entertain them.
KOYLI Dance Band Group,
Strensal Camp, York. circa 1955
- NAAFI All Ranks Dance.
Peter Beaumont,Geoff Westwood,
Ralph Beaumont, Jack Aitchison, Stewart