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I have registered on behalf of my father in law, Donald Hendry. He would like to get in contact with an old friend, James (Jimmy) Hendry, who served with him in in Cyprus during 1956 in the HQ company MT section. I would be very gratefull if you could pass any contact details or information regarding James to myself and I will forward them on to Donald.
Thanks very much
Normandy 6th June 2013
A delegation of the Highland Light Infantry Association At the war cemetery at St Manvieu near Cheux, France. 6th June 2013. John Lamont and John Scrivin, the two sprightly youngsters in the middle were actually there in 1944! — in Saint-Manvieu-Bocage, Basse-Normandie.
The Highland Light Infantry Association is the official organisation for ex-members of 1 HLI, 2 HLI, 5 HLI, 6 HLI, 9 HLI (The Glasgow Highlanders), 10 HLI and the HLI Companies of The First Battalion, The 52nd LOWLAND Volunteers. Associate membership is also available to members of other UK and Allied veteran associations, descendants of HLI veterans, and serving military personnel.
The HLI Association meets for an annual "Assaye" reunion in September of each year, and attends various veteran events in and around the City of Glasgow, including: VE Commemoration Day, Armed Forces Day, VJ Commemoration Day, and of course, Remembrance Sunday.
Glasgow Remembrance Service Sunday 10th November 2013
Evening Times 11/11/13
Remembrance Service Bridgeton Glasgow Monday 11th November 2013
2 Scots Homecoming Parade Glasgow Friday 15th November 2013 2 Scots Homecoming Video by David McNay (This link will take you to YouTube)
The Glasgow Highlanders Association held a service of dedication of their new standard in St Columba Church of Scotland Highland Cathedral on Sunday 18th November 2012.
The new Glasgow Highlanders Association Standard flanked by the RHF Association Standard and our own proudly borne by 1 HLI veteran Jim Urquhart.
(Photo by the Secretary)
Members of the HLI Association and other ex-service associations supported and participated in this splendid event. HLI Association members also assisted in raising funds towards the cost of the new GH Association standard. It is intended that both the HLI and GH Associations will continue to march together at parades with both standards flying!Kilts V Trews 1957
Click on the link above for a short British Pathe news film on the battle over amalgamation.
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Liverpool lad in the Highland Light Infantry!
Charles Robert Dobson, Service Number 14986559, A Company, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, City of Glasgow Regiment. (Photograph c.1944 courtesy of Steven Dobson)
Do you recognise Charlie? Also known (inevitably!) as "Scouse". He would like to hear from old comrades. Read more about Charlie in the "HLI Stories section".
Service of Dedication of a new Standard for the Highland Light Infantry Association 13th August 2010
This website has been developed to raise the awareness of the Highland Light Infantry Association and facilitate communication between its members whilst also appealing to the wider general public.
The website will grow over time and will hopefully stimulate further research and study into this famous Regiment.