Description: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry hat badge
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Condition: Very Good
Comments: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry hat badge complete with slider.
The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI) was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by The Rifles.
The regiment was created on 1 July 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms, by the merger of the 32nd (Cornwall Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. The DCLI also incorporated the militia and rifle volunteers of Cornwall.
In 1959 the regiment merged with the Somerset Light Infantry to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.