Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

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Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 12 Jun 2010 15:07

The title Yeomanry is used by the Cavalry of the British Territorial Army. From the Book Regimental Badges by Major T.J. Edwards some of these Badges. Most of the Regiments have since been amalgamated with other units or disbanded.

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The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own). This is the senior Yeomanry Regiment originated in 1794. Granted the prefix "Royal" in 1830 for services rendered during the Machine riots. in 1967 it ceased to exist as an independent Regiment, but today lives on as A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron, the Royal Yeomanry and as B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron, Royal Wessex Yeomanry. The connection with the Prince of Wales begun in 1863 when the Regiment provided escort for the Prince of Wales during his visit to Savernake.

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The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry. Formed in 1956 by the amalgamation of the Warwickshire Yeomanry with the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars. In 1971 the Regiment was splitt into 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron of 37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals and A (Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Squadron. the Mercian Yeomanry. This later Squaron in 1999 become A (Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Squadron, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry. The Bear has long been the symbol of the Earls of Warwick and of the County. The staff was added by Earl Morvidus who is said to have slain a giant with an ash tree.

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The Badge of the Warwickshire Yeomanry.

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The Badge of the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 24 Jun 2010 14:14

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The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Formed in 1956 from the three Yorkshire Yeomanry Regiments - The Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own), The Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoonsand The East Riding Yeomanry. The white Rose of Yorkshire feautred in the two first Regiment's Badges and the Motto is from the Badge of the East Riding Yeo.

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The Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra,Princess of Wales's Own). Raised as the 2nd, or Northern Regiment of West Riding Cavalry. Become the Yorkshire Hussars in 1819 and granted the title "Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own" during the celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

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The Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons. Raised as the 1st or Southern Regiment of West Riding Yeomanry Cavalry. Become The Yorkshire Dragoons in 1889. During the visit of Queen Victoria to Sheffield in 1897 the Regiment provided part of the Escort. In the same Year they where granted the title "The Queen's Own" in memory of this event.

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The East Riding Yeomanry. The Badge was designed by Colonel T.G. Clitherow, DSO, TD, DL ans alludes to the fact that the Regiment was formed in 1903 from amongst the fox-hunting landowners and farmers of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Motto is part of the hunting term "Hark Forrard".

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 08 Jul 2010 13:07

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The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. The Regiment dates from 9 August 1794 when the three Troops from Retford, Mansfield and Newark was accepted. All but the Newark Troop was later disbanded, but the two other Troops was reaccepted on 22 June 1802. The Troops was regimented as the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Cavalry on 27 May 1828. Today it forms a Squadron in the Royal Yeomanry. The Bugle Horn symbolises the Forest Rangers.

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The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment). Raised on 4 July 1794 as the Staffordshire Volunteer Cavalry. In 1832 the Regiment paraded at Shugborough Park for the visit of the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria (in 1837 to become Queen) and in 1838 the Queen conferred the title the Queen's Own Royal Regiment. Today it forms a Squadron in the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry. The Badge shows the Stafford Knot, one of the Badges of the de Stafford Family. The Regimental Motto translates as "For our Altars and our Hearths".

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The Shropshire Yeomanry. The Three Leopard's Heads feature in the Arms of Shropshire and its County Town Shrewsbury. The Regiment's History dats back to the fromation of the Wellington Troop in 1795 and today forms the 95 Shropshire Yeomanry Signal Sqn (v) and B Sqn, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

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The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own). Raised in 1794 and in 1969 reduced to Cadre at Ayr, two Sqns formed from cadre - B Sqn, Queen's Own Yeomanry and 251 Sqn, 154 Regiment, RCT (without Yeomanry links). In 1971 B Sqn renamed as A (Ayrshire Yeomanry) Sqn. 1992 transferred to The Scottish Yeomanry. Upon disbandment of that Regiment 1 July 1999 returned to The Queen's Own Yeomanry as A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Sqn. The title Earl of Carrick's Own was awarded to the Regiment in 1897. The Earldom of Carrick was one of the seven Earldoms by whose sanction the King of Scotland governed. The title become a royal one, following the marriage of the heiress to the father of Robert the Bruce (later to become King of Scotland). It was inherrited by King Robert's grandson King David II, and since has been a hereditary title of the male heir to the Throne of Scotland.

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The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's), raised in 1797 by Sir John Fleming Leycester. In 1803 the Prince of Wales granted premission for the Regiment to use his Badge and the title Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry. Earl of Chester beeing one of the titles of the Prince of Wales.

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The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry, formed in 1957 by amalgamating the Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) and the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Today the Regiment's traditions is kept by the B (LDY) Squadron of the Royal Yeomanry.

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Badge of the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Raised in 1794.

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Badge of the Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own). The Regiment was granted the title Prince Albert's Own on 20 February 1844 and included the Prince Consort's Crest in the regimental Badge. It was first raised in 1794 and again in 1803.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

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The North Somerset Yeomanry/44th Royal Tank Regiment. The Regiment was formed in 1956 by amalgamating the North Somerset Yeomanry and the 44th Royal Tank Regiment. The Badge are based on those of the NSY with addition of the Tank and Wreath form the Badge of the Royal Tank Regiment. The 44th RTR had been formed in 1938 when the 6th Bn, the Gloucestershire Regiment ws converted into an armoured unit. the NSY/44th RTR was in 1967 merged with the Territorial Army Unit of the Somerset Light Infantry to form the Somerset Yeomary and Light Infantry. In 1969 ther was a move towards of total disbandment of the Territorial Army and the SYLI was reduced to a Cadre of eight men. It together with the TA surrvived and reemerged as the HQ squadron of the 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment (Volunteers). In 2008 the Sqn become the 93 (North Somerset Yeomanry) Support Squadron of the said Regiment and based in Bristol.

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The NSY was raised in 1798 but soon was disbanded, it was reraised as separate Troops in 1803 and 1804. In 1814 they was formed into a Regiment and given the title North Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry. The Regiment was during the Years 1943-47 a Signal Unit as the 14 Air Formation Signals.

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The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, raised in 1819 as successor of various Corps of volunteer Cavalry that previously had existed in the County. The DOLOY was disbanded on 1 November 1992 but a squadron surrvived to become the D (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Sqn of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Aug 2010 18:23

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The Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry.
Formed in 1956 from the Lanarkshire Yeomanry, The Lothians and Border Horse and the Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry. Reduced to Cadre status in 1969 and disbanded in 1974. One sqn reminded as 225 (Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry) Sqn, 154 (Lowland) Regiment, RCT. Resurrected in 1992 as The Scottish Yeomanry with HQ (Lothians and Border Horse) Sqn by reroling 222 Sqn, 154 (Lowland) Regiment,RCT; A (Ayrshire) Sqn transferred from the Queen's Own Yeomanry; B (Larnarkshire and Queen's Own Glasgow Yeomanry) Sqn by conversing 225 (Queen's Own Lowland) Sqn, 154 (Lowland) Regiment, RCT; C (Fife and Forfar/Scottish Horse) Sqn conversion of 239 (Highland Yeomanry) Sqn, 153 (Higland) Regimetn, RCT. The Scottish Yeomanry was disbanded in 1999 A and C Sqn transferred to The Queen's Own Yeomanry. HQ Sqn disbanded, B Sqn also disbanded but traditions transferred to 52 (Lanarkshire and Glasgow Yeomanry) Signal Sqn, 32 (Scottish) Signal Regiment, R. Signals.


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The Northumberland Hussars. The Castle is taken from the Arms of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Regiment was raised in 1797 but disbanded again in 1802. Reraised as the Northumberland and Newcastle Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry in 1819. The Regiment raised the 14th and 15 companies of the 5th Bn Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War hence the Scroll South Africa 1900-02. During World War II the Regiment was Artillery. In 1949 become an Armoured Regiment in the Territorial Army. Reduced to Cadre in 1967 and reformed as HQ (Northumberland Hussars) Sqn, the Queen's Own Yeomanry in 1971. A second Sqn was formed in 1986 as the D (Northumberland Hussars) Sqn, the Queen's Own Yeomanry. In 1999 the two squadrons was merged as the D (NH) Sqn. Which in recent Years has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Aug 2010 18:31

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The Queen's Own Glasgow Yeomanry had this Badge.

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This was the Badge of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. The Doubleheaded Eagle holding the Bell is from teh Arms of the Royal Burgh of Lanark.

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The former Badge of the Lothians and Border Horse.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

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The Pembroke Yeomanry. The Scroll with the word Fishguard alludes to the replusion of the Frecnh invasion in 1797 at Fishguard. This is the only Battle Honour being carried by a British Army Unit for service in th British Isles. After many reorganisations the Pembroke Yeomanry is since 1993 part of the Royal Logistic Corps as 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Sqn, RLC.

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The Kent and County of London Yeomanry. The Regiment was formed in 1961 by amalganting the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) and the 297 (Kent Yeomanry) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, RA. This later was formed from the West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own) and the Royal East Kent Yeomanry (The Duke of Connaught's Own Mounted Rifles). After many reorganisations since 2006 the only remaning part is the 265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry) Support Squadron (Sharpshooters) in the 71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment.

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Collar Badge of the above mentioned Regiment.

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Badge of the Royal East Kent Yeomanry (The Duke of Connaught's Own Mounted Rifles).

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Badge of the West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own).

The rampant Horse beeing the symbol of Kent.

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Badge of the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 30 Aug 2010 14:52

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The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. The Regiment is today the C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Sqn, the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.

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The Berkshire and Westminister Dragoons. The Horse from the Berkshire Yeomanry Badge is combinded with the Crest of the Westminister Arms. This regiment was formed in 1961 when the Berkshire Yeomanry Battery of the 299th Filed Regiment, RA was amlagamanted with the Westminister Dragoons (2nd County of London Yeomanry). Later this Regiment was separated again and today the Westminister Dragoons part is the W (Westminister Dragoons) Sqn, the Royal Yeomanry. The Berkshire Yeomanry part is the 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron in the 39 (Skinner's) Signal Regiment.

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The Berkshire Yeomanry. The Badge show the Chalk figure of a horse in teh Vale of the White Horse on the side of the Berkshire Downs near Uffington.

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The Westminister Dragoons. This is apart from the Regimental Name on the Scroll identical to teh Arms of the City of Westminister.

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Re: Some Badges of British Yeomanry Units

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Badge of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse formed from the two regiments in 1956. Reduced to Cadre in 1969 as the Highland Yeomanry som personel used to form 239 (Highland Yeomanry) Sqn, 153 (Highland) Regiment, RCT. In 1992 used to form C (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse) Sqn, The Scottish Yeomanry. In 1999 SY disbanded and C Sqn transferred to The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

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This was the Badge of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.

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The Scottish Horse had this Badge.

Inns of Court and City Yeomanry:
The Regiment was formed in 1961by the amalgamation of the Inns of Court Regiment and the City of London Yeomanry. In 2009 the Essex Yeomanry was incorporated into the Regiment which is now known as The Inns of court, City and Essex Yeomanry. It has one Signal Sqn the 68 in the 71 Singal Regiment and the ICCY Band which is the Regimental Band of the Royal Yeomanry.

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Collar Badge. The Devil is said to allude to the excalmation made by King George III when he reviewed the Inns of Court Volunteers in Hyde Park in 1803. The King is when he learned that the Unit consited entirely of Lawyers reputed to have said: "What, what! - call 'em The Devil's Own".

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Cap Badge, Arms of the four Inns of Courts combinded with the Arms of the City of London in the middle for the City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders).

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Inns of Court Regiment, whit a cross fromed by Shields bearing the Arms of the four Inns of Courts (Law Schools in London), from which the Regiment takes its name and was recruited.


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