Light Infantry Volunteers

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. Light Infantry Volunteers .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR II with HQ at Coleham, Shrewsbury with companies serving as successors to TA battalions of the Light Infantry Brigade .
. HQ Company (Shropshire) at Coleham, Shrewsbury, successor to 4th Bn The King's Shropshire Light Infantry .
. A Company (Cornwall) at Truro with Pln at Bodmin, successor to The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry .
. B Company (Yorkshire) at Wakefield, successor to 4th Bn The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
. C Company (Herefordshire) at Hereford, successor to 1st Bn The Herefordshire Light Infantry .
. D Company (Durham) at Durham, successor to 8th Bn The Durham Light Infantry; detachment formed later at Chester-le-Street .
1967 Annual Camp at Sennybridge .
1969 Annual Camp at Stanford, less C Company who went to Germany attached to 3 RGJ .
1969.12.15 E Company (Durham) formed at Spennymoor with detachment at Bishop Auckland from cadre 6th/8th (T) Bn The Durham Light Infantry .
1970 Annual Camp at Garelochhead, less A Company who went to Cyprus attached to 1 POW and B Company to Sennelager, Germany attached to 1 LI .
1971.05.09 Battalion presented with new colours by Her Majesty The Queen Mother at Colchester .
1972.08.01 Redesignated 5th Battalion, The Light Infantry (Volunteers) .
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