2nd Battalion The Light Infantry
The 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry was an infantry battalion of The Light Infantry formed on 25th February 1993 from the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. At this time the Light Infantry reduced in size from four battalions to 2 battalions.
In 2004 it was announced that the Light Infantry would receive an additional battalion from an amalgamation of elements of The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment and The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. This addition would have renamed the 2nd battalion; the 3rd battalion The Light Infantry. However these changes were never implemented. After discussions with several British Army line infantry regiments it was announced that a new large infantry regiment would be formed called The Rifles. 2nd Battalion would form part of this unit taking on the title 3rd Battalion The Rifles