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. 1st Battalion, The Light Infantry .
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1968.07.10 Formed by renaming 1st Battalion, The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry upon formation of a "large" regiment from the Light Infantry Brigade .
1968.07 England: Milton Barracks, Gravesend .
1968.08 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler .
. Jul - Sep 69: Kenya Training
1970.04 Germany: Stornoway Barracks, Lemgo 20 Armoured Brigade
. Mar - Jul 71: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
. Jul - Nov 72: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
. Jul - Nov 73: Northern Ireland: Police Div H (South Armagh, South Down and Newry) .
1974.03 England: Meanee Barracks, Colchester 19 Infantry Brigade
. May - Jun 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast for UWC Strike .
. Aug 74 - Feb 75: Belize, less A Coy .
. Apr 75: Glasgow for Dustman's Strike: TAC HQ, C and Sp Coys deployed .
. Jun - Aug 75: Canada: Ex Pond Jump West 3 .
. Sep - Oct 75: Northern Ireland: South Armagh - Sectarian Murders .
1976.01 Hong Kong: Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon .
. Nov 76: Hong Kong: Stanley Fort .
1978.01 England: Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth 8 Field Force
. Jun - Oct 78: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Springfield/Falls) .
. May - Jun 79: Canada: Ex Pond Jump West 1 .
. Nov 79 - May 80: Cyprus UN tour
1981.03 Germany: Buller Barracks, Munster 6 Armoured Brigade
. May - Sep 83: Northern Ireland: Belfast (West Belfast TAOR) .
. 1 Nov 83: Buller Barracks, Munster 6 Airmobile Brigade
1984.12 England: Weeton Camp, Blackpool 42 Bde for admin, war role 24 Bde
. Jul - Nov 85: Falkland Islands .
. Jun - Jul 86: Canada: Ex Pond Jump West .
1986.11 Northern Ireland: Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh 3 Infantry Brigade
1989.01 Berlin: Brooke Barracks Berlin Brigade
1991.08 England: Kiwi Barracks, Bulford 1 Infantry Brigade
. Apr - Nov 92: Belize .
. 25 Feb 93: Disbanded at Bulford. 2nd Battalion at Tidworth renumbered as 1st Battalion .
1993.02 England: Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth 1 Infantry Brigade
1994.01 England: Meeanee Barracks, Colchester 24 Airmobile Brigade
. May - Nov 94: Northern Ireland: .
. May - Aug 95: Bosnia .
. Jun - Dec 96: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
1997.05 Cyprus: Salamanca Barracks, Episkopi .
1999.04 Scotland: Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh .
. 2000: Northern Ireland: .
. Mar - May 01: Sierra Leone .
2002.04 Germany: Alanbrooke Barracks, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade: Warrior
. Feb 03 - Mar 03: Persian Gulf .
. Mar - Jun 03: Iraq (A & D Coys) (Op Telic 1) attached to 2RTR
. Oct 03 - Apr 04: Iraq (Op Telic 3) 20 Armoured Brigade
. May - Oct 06: Iraq (Op Telic 8) 20 Armoured Brigade
. Feb 07: Renamed 5th Battalion, The Rifles .
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. 2nd Battalion, The Light Infantry .
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1968.07.10 Formed by renaming 1st Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry upon formation of a 'large' regiment from Light Infantry Brigade .
1968.07 Berlin: Montgomery Barracks Berlin Brigade
1969.04 England: Meeanee Barracks, Colchester 19 Airportable Brigade
. May - Aug 69: Malaysia 'Ex Sea Lion' .
. Sep 69 - Jan 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast - Crumlin Road, New Lodge & Unity Flats .
. Apr - Jul 70: Malaysia: Ex Bersatu .
. Oct - Nov 70: London: Public Duties .
. Jun - Oct 71 Northern Ireland: RUC Div K at Armagh .
. Feb 72: Northern Ireland: based at Ballykinler Tng Centre for a short rural tour in the border area .
. Jun - Oct 72: Northern Ireland: Londonderry .
. Mar - Jul 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Springfield/Clonard) .
1974.03 Germany: Stornoway Barracks, Lemgo 20 Armoured Brigade
. Mar - Jul 75: Northern Ireland: Londonderry (Belfast for 12 July marches) .
. Aug - Dec 76: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Falls/Divis/Sandy Row/Shankill) .
. Jan? 77: Germany: Lemgo 4 Armoured Division
1978.01 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler 39 Infantry Brigade
1979.07 Gibraltar: Lathbury Barracks .
1981.06 England: Weeton Camp, Blackpool 42 Brigade
. 1 Jan 82: England: Weeton Camp, Blackpool 42 Brigade admin, war role 24 Brigade
. Apr - Sep 82: Northern Ireland: South Armagh .
. Oct - Nov 83: Kenya Training
1984.12 Germany: Peninsula Barracks, Hemer 6 Airmobile Brigade: Airmobile bn
. Jul - Dec 87: Northern Ireland: Belfast Roulement Bn .
1989.03 England:  Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth 1 Infantry Brigade
. Jun - Aug 89: Canada: Ex Pond Jump West .
. Jan - May 90: Northern Ireland: Armagh Roulement Bn .
. Nov - Dec 90: Northern Ireland: Op 'Derivable' .
. Feb - Mar 91: USA: North Fort Lewis .
. Aug - Sep 91: Northern Ireland: Op 'Bronski' .
. Mar - Sep 92: Northern Ireland: Armagh Roulement Bn .
. 25 Feb 93: Renumbered as 1st Bn, 3rd Bn at Paderborn renumbered as 2nd Bn .
1993.02 Germany: Alanbrooke Barracks, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade
. Jul - Dec 93: Northern Ireland: .
. Nov 95 - Apr 96: Bosnia .
1997.01 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Belfast 39 Infantry Brigade
1999.01 England: Kiwi Barracks, Bulford 1 Mechanised Brigade
. 2 Dec 99 - 4 Jun 00: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
. Jun - Sep 01: Sierra Leone .
2002.05 Cyprus: Alexander Barracks, Dhekelia .
. Nov 02 - July 03: (coy tours to Falklands) .
. 2003: Iraq (1 coy) .
. Sep - Nov 03: Iraq (4 coys) 19 Mechanised Brigade
2004.03 Scotland: Redford Infantry Barracks, Edinburgh 52 Brigade
. Sept 04 - Feb 05: Northern Ireland .
. Nov 06 - May 07: Iraq: (Op Telic 9) 19 Light Brigade
. Feb 07: Renamed 3rd Battalion, The Rifles .
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. 3rd Battalion, The Light Infantry .
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1968.07.10 Formed by renaming 1st Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry upon formation of a "large" regiment from Light Infantry Brigade .
1968.07 Malaya: Camp Terendak, near Malacca 28 Commonwealth Brigade
. Jul - Nov 68: Mauritius - B and Sp Coy and Air Pln .
1969.04 England: Seaton Barracks, Plymouth: last army unit to occupy the barracks 24 Airmobile Brigade
. 10 Jul 69: Bn was presented with the Wilkinson Sword of Peace .
. Aug - Nov 69: Northern Ireland: Belfast - Shankill and Ballygomartin districts and the Crumlin road .
. Apr - Oct 70: Cyprus UN tour
. Feb - Mar 71: Northern Ireland: Belfast (short notice to become Province Reserve) .
1971.11 Germany: Clifton Barracks, Minden 11 Armoured Brigade
. Nov 72 - Mar 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
. Apr - Aug 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Lower Falls) .
. Nov 75 - Mar 76: Northern Ireland: Londonderry .
1976.08 England: Alma Barracks, Catterick 24 Infantry Brigade
. Nov 76 - Jan 77: Newcastle - firefighting .
. Feb - Mar 77: Kenya Training
. Jun - Oct 77: Northern Ireland: West Belfast .
. Jan 78: England: Alma Barracks, Catterick 5 Field Force
. Nov 78 - May 79: Cyprus UN tour
1980.04 Cyprus: Salamanca Barracks, Episkopi .
1982.03 England: Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth 1 Infantry Brigade
. Oct 82 - Feb 83: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh TAOR .
. Jan - Feb 84: London Public Duties .
. Mar - Apr 84: USA: Fort Lewis, near Seattle: Ex 'Trumpet Dance II' .
1985.01 Northern Ireland: Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh 8 Infantry Brigade 
1986.11 England: Weeton Camp, Blackpool 42 Brigade admin, war role 24 Brigade
. 1 Dec 86: Role changed to an Infantry Type 'A' (Saxon) Bn 42 Brigade admin, war role 24 Brigade
. Mar - Sep 88: Falkland Islands: B Coy as Resident Infantry Company .
. Oct - Dec 88: Kenya: Ex Grand Prix Training
1990.02 Germany: Alanbrooke Barracks, Paderborn 20 Armoured Brigade
. May - Nov 91: Northern Ireland: Belfast Roulement Bn .
. 25 Feb 93: renumbered 2nd Battalion, The Light Infantry upon disbandment of 1st Bn .
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. 4th Battalion, The Light Infantry .
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1968.07.10 Formed by renaming 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry upon formation of a "large" regiment from the Light Infantry Brigade .
1968.07 Cyprus: Kitchener Lines, near Limassol UN Tour
1968.10 England: Meanee Barracks, Colchester .
. 31 Mar 69: Disbanded at Meanee Barracks, Colchester .
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