Welcome to the DLI Friends

The first items of the Durham Light Infantry Collection were donated in 1924.
The collection now contains over 15,000 objects, 4,000 medals & over 34,000 photographs.
The DLI Friends group was first launched as a registered charity in 1976 to:
“purchase important Regimental relics and research material which may disappear overseas or otherwise be lost to the County, and to help in the preservation and display of the many items in the collection.”
Since those early days the DLI Friends have become much more ambitious and now also help support the education of school pupils  about the County’s military links and service.
Join our community of enthusiasts, scholars, and supporters. With your help the Friends will help to safeguard the heritage of the Durham soldier and the values for which he fought and died.
KEEP the memories alive
Help the Collection thrive
The DLI Friends is a charity run for, and by, people who support and work with, the DLI Collection. With the forthcoming opening of “The Story”, which will be the new home of the DLI Collection and other County archives, there has never been a more exciting time to become involved as a DLI Friend

See our online events calendar here 

Our new facebook page is now live, follow it here 

You can also help raise funds for the DLI Friends when shopping online by using easy fund raising and it won’t cost you a penny.

Find out how by clicking the following link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dli-friends/