The Durham Light Infantry

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Incorporating The Light Infantry.


(a) To maintain the spirit of the Durham Light Infantry and the Light Infantry amongst all ranks past and present.

(b) To keep in touch with those who have served in the Durham Light Infantry or the Light Infantry.

(c) To maintain the comradeship which existed in the Regiment and that now exists in the Light Infantry, and to promote social intercourse by arranging functions and other such gatherings on a regular basis.

(d) To afford opportunities of mutual assistance, and, in close co-operation with the Regimental Fund, to investigate cases of distress and hardship, and to obtain or give assistance when possible.


The following are eligible:

All those who have served in the Durham Light Infantry or The Light Infantry, or are serving:-

(a) As Commissioned Officers in accordance with the London Gazette.

(b) All Other Ranks who have been enlisted in or transferred to the Light Infantry as shown in the records maintained at the Regimental Records Office.


(a) All ranks of Allied Regiments shall be Honorary Members without payment.

(b) The following may be elected Honorary Members on payment of the subscription prevailing at the time of their election (at present 1.)

(i) Officers of the affiliated Cadet Battalions.

(ii) Ladies and Gentlemen interested in the Regiment.

(c) The following may be elected honorary members on payment of the subscription laid down at the time of their election.

(i) Other Ranks and Ex Other Ranks of the affiliated Cadet Battalions who have been recommended by their Commanding Officer and who have not served with, or are not now serving with other Regiments, Corps, or Services.

(ii) Near relatives of all ranks who are eligible for membership, may with the approval of the Executive or Branch Committee, become Honorary Members on payment of the prevailing subscription.

Regimental Secretary

Major Chris Lawton MBE
Light Infantry Office
Elvet Waterside,

Telephone No: (44) (0)191 386 5496
Fax: 0191 386 5950


There are Branches of the Association within the County of Durham as follows:

Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-Le-Street, Darlington & Newton, Aycliffe, DURHAM, Gateshead & Newcastle, Hartlepool, Spennymoor, South Shields, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland. A new Branches have been formed at Houghton-Le-Spring and Ryhope & Silksworth, attempts are being made to do likewise in the Consett & Stanley area and also at Horden.

The Durham City Branch meets on the 1st Monday of every month in the Gilesgate Armoury in Durham City.
The Secretary is Kevin Storey, BEM.

Association Calendar

Please contact the association for current events as we have not received an updated calendar. Thank you.

There are over 50 Branches of the Light Infantry Association distributed throughout the United Kingdom, details of these can be obtained for those interested.

The Association has at it's disposal most books associated with the Regiment, it also has or can obtain details of DCM & MM Citations . It has a complete list of officers who have served with the Regiment with their biographical details.

The Light Infantry Office holds a stock of DLI memorabilia, including badges, books, tie-pins, etc. Further information can be obtained via the Light Infantry Office.


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