At the time of the merger, both predecessor units had been in Germany with the British Army of the Rhine. The new regiment stayed there until 1961, when it moved to Gibraltar for two years. It then deployed to West Berlin in 1963, again for two years of garrison service.
Between April and October 1966, it was deployed to the Aden Emergency (1963-67), where it sustained several casualties engaging local insurgents. In January 1968, the regiment was sent to Northern Ireland.
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Explore the history and collections of The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry by visiting Somerset Military Museum in Taunton and Cornwall's Regimental Museum in Bodmin.Somerset Military Museum Cornwall's Regimental Museum