Friday, March 21, 2014

13th. Regiment of foot

The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was an infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. Its lineage is continued today by The Rifles.

They fought at the Battle of Roucoux (October 1746) and the Batlle of Lauffeld or Val (July 1747). In both cases, the allied forces were defeated by the French. The regiment returned to England in 1747 and it entered a thirty-year period of garrison service in England, Ireland, Gibraltar and Minorca, returning to the British Isles Feb 1776. Sent to the Barbados Nov 1780 and returned to the British Isles in 1782.

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