November 29, 2019

One of the first men to be drafted into the RGLI, he left Guernsey on 1st June 1917 onboard the SS Lydia and remained with the regiment throughout all it's active service. On Sunday 14th April 1918, in a railway cutting on the Hazebrouck-Bailleul line their commanding...

November 28, 2019

The French delegation will be led by M. Francis Noblecourt the Mayor of Masnieres, accompanied by M. Jean-Marie Labre, M. Rene Carpentier and M. Paul Guitton. M. Noblecourt, above right, is pictured here with The Bailiff and Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq during the parade in...

November 27, 2019

This weekend's commemorative and twinning events between St Peter Port and Masnieres will have another special guest, it was announced today. The French vessel Trieux and her crew will take part in the parade and events on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th. Headed by her C...

October 26, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of a local benefactor a further five RGLI medals are to stay in Guernsey after the Trust sucessfully bid and won all of these at an auction this week in the islands. The medals, bound for the Trust collection, were awarded to: 1077 Private Walt...

September 26, 2019

By permission of the French authorities, the twinning ceremony between St Peter Port and Masnieres will be held in the drawing rooms of Victor Hugo's Guernsey home on Saturday afternoon 30th November 2019. It will happen on the 102 anniversary of the heroic and deviati...

September 20, 2019

The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Charitable Trust is delighted to have announced that the capital town of Guernsey, St Peter Port and the parent town of the site of The Battle of Les Rues Vertes, Masnieres in the Region Nord in France have agreed to twin on the annive...

September 29, 2018

The Trust is actively seeking a direct descendant of a service RGLI soldier to help unveil the newly refurbished memorial at St Peter Port Town Church this 30th November 2019.

The RGLI families services is the final chance this centenary year for relatives to pay their...

December 1, 2017

In the small French town of Masnieres, yesterday the 30th November 2017, hundreds of people gathered to witness the dedication of the memorial to the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. Exactly 100 hundred years ago since they stood against heavy losses in this place, part...

November 26, 2017

The dedication of the memorial at Les Rues Vertes, Masnieres, France takes place this Thursday 30th November 2017. All this week local and national media will be covering the events leading up to the dedication and there are a number of way in which it is possible to f...

November 22, 2017

Work on Guernsey's only foreign memorial to the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry has completed today, ahead of next weeks dedication at Les Rues Vertes, Masnieres, France. Established on land, donated to Guernsey by France,

the memorial stands on the spot where A Company,...

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