Royal Guernsey Light Infantry WW1 Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Regiment Shoulder Title

Royal Guernsey Light Infantry WW1 Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Regiment Shoulder Title
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The Royal Guernsey Militia was a volunteer military force for the defense of the island. Although the precise origins of the Milita are unclear, one of the earliest references can be found in 1203 when King John required his Seigneurs to form a body of men to defend the island from invasion by the French. In 1916, the Royal Guernsey Militia was disbanded for the remainder of the war, and the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry was raised. The States of Guernsey waived the ancient right of the Militia to limit its role to the defense of the island, paving the way for the regiment to serve overseas. They fought as part of the 29th Division at Battles of Passchendale, Cambrai and Lys. After the war, the Militia was re-formed. In 1928, the British Government withdrew funding, and the Militia was scaled back to small volunteer force. The Militia was again disbanded in 1940, prior to the German Occupation, as part of the demilitarisation of the islands, and its members were encouraged to volunteer for the regular British army. After the war, the States debated whether to revive the Militia, finally deciding in 1951 not to do so.

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