Yeomanry

Introduction

During the reorganisation of the reserve forces in 1967 all existing Yeomanry regiments were disbanded. Five regiments reduced to squadron strength and reformed as the single Yeomanry regiment of the TAVR II - the Volunteers - intended to reinforce the BAOR as an armoured reconnaissance regiment. The remainder were reformed into 15 regiments styled Territorials as part of the TAVR III. These units had a home defence role. Quite a number of non-Yeomanry units supported forming these TAVR III units, in order to preserve identity lost otherwise in the reforms. When the TAVR III was disbanded in 1969, the Territorials were reduced to cadre. One new cadre was formed by transfer from a disbanded Infantry Territorial unit. New units were formed at the same time in other Corps, most notably The Royal Corps of Signals, thus preserving Yeomanry titles.

The reductions of 1967 proved to drastic, so that in 1971 four new Yeomanry regiments were formed out of the existing cadres. One regiment supports the BAOR as the second reconnaissance regiment, while the three other regiments operated  as a Home Defence Infantry Battalion. One cadre completely reformed as infantry, while four others remained untouched. By 1975 these cadres were disbanded. In 1983 the three regiments in a Home Defence role rejoined the Royal Armoured Corps as home defence reconnaissance regiments.

Options for Change meant some reorganisation of the Yeomanry. Two regiments merged, and a completely new one was formed. Few years later a new new regiment was formed, when a infantry battalion converted. Also an Armoured Replacement Regiment started to form.
However, the latest additions proved to be shortlived, as they were disbanded when the Strategic Defence Review took effect in 1999. The structure of the regiments also changed, as the HQ Squadrons were converted to sabre squadrons, envisaging the new role of the Territorial Army. It should be noted that besides the Yeomanry titles and traditions preserved in the Yeomanry itself, quite a few survive in other Corps.

The number of sabre squadrons - not counting HQ squadrons, even though they are successor to a disbanded regiment - for a number of years is given in the table below.
 
 

year: 1967 1971 1990 1993 1997 2000
sabre squadrons: 4 7 18 18 21 17
Sabre Squadron, 1967 - 2000


List of Yeomanry Regiments

The Royal Yeomanry
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry
The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry
The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry
The Queen's Own Yeomanry
The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry
The North Irish Horse
The Scottish Yeomanry
The King's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Light Infantry)
The Dorset Yeomanry
TAVR III units 1967 - 1969, and cadres, 1969 - 1975


The Royal Yeomanry Regiment (Volunteers)

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Formed 1 April 1967 with Regimental Headquarters at Chelsea, London as TAVR II unit being successor to The Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons RAC (TA), The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) RAC (TA), The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry RAC (TA), The Kent and County of London Yeomanry RAC (TA) and The North Irish Horse RAC (TA). All squadrons wear the badge of their predecessor.

SQUADRONS:
HQ (Berkshire & Westminster Dragoons) Squadron at Chelsea, London.
A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron (armoured cars) at Swindon and Trowbridge.
B (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron (armoured cars) at Carlton, Nottingham.
C (Kent & County of London Yeomanry) Squadron (airportable) at Croydon.
D (North Irish Horse) Squadron (airportable) at Belfast.

1 April 1969 Regiment reorganised with four armoured cars squadrons.

The Royal Yeomanry Redesignated 9 May 1971.

8 October 1973: 'C' Squadron subtitled '(Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry)';
'HQ' Squadron subtitled '(Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons)'.

1984: 'HQ' Squadron rebadged as Westminster Dragoons and subtitled '(Westminster Dragoons)'.

1 April 1992: Regiment reorganised.
'B' Squadron at Nottingham transferred as 'B' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.
'D' Squadron at Belfast became an independent squadron.

'B' (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Leicester by redesignation of 'B' Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.
'D' (Berkshire Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Slough from personnel The Wessex Regiment; squadron not successor to disbanded units.

1 July 1999: Regiment reorganised as result of the Strategic Defence Review.

SQUADRONS:
A (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Swindon and Trowbridge.
B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Leicester.
C ((Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry)) Squadron at Croydon.
S (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Nottingham by transfer 'B' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.
W (Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons) Squadron formed by merger of 'D' Squadron and 'HQ' Squadron as new sabre squadron. Squadron at Slough retained until 1 June 2000.


The Wessex Yeomanry

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Formed 1 April 1971 with Headquarters at Cirencester from cadres of The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) and The Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers as Home Defence Infantry Battalion. The Squadrons kept the badge of their predecessor.

SQUADRONS:
A (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron at Gloucester.
B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Old Sarum, Salisbury.
C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron at Stroud.
D (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron at Barnstaple.

16 April 1974 'D' Squadron subtitled '(Royal Devon Yeomanry)'.

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry Redesignated 8 June 1979.

1 April 1983 Regiment reroled as Home Defence Reconnaissance Regiment as part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

'E' (Home Service Force) (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron formed at old Sarum, Salisbury.

1992: 'C' Squadron at Stroud disbanded.
'HQ' (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron formed at Cirencester and Stroud.
'E' (HSF) Squadron disbanded.

1 July 1999: Regiment reorganised as result of the Strategic Defence Review.

SQUADRONS:
A (Dorset Yeomanry) Armoured Replacement Squadron formed at Bovington by redesignation of The Dorset Yeomanry.
B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Old Sarum, Salisbury.
C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron at Cirencester by merger 'A' Squadron and 'HQ' Squadron.
D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron at Barnstaple with 4 Troop formed at Paignton from elements 4th (V) Battalion The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.


The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry

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Formed 1 November 1992 with Headquarters at Telford by amalgamation of The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry  and The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry.

SQUADRONS:
HQ (Shropshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Telford with detachment at Coventry.
A (Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron at Stourbridge.
B (Staffordshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Dudley with detachment at Shrewsbury.
D (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Squadron at Wigan and Blackpool.

1 July 1999: Regiment reorganised by taking squadron from The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

SQUADRONS:
HQ Squadron at Telford.
A (Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron at Dudley by merger of 'A' Squadron and 'B' Squadron.
B (Shropshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Telford with Troop at Shrewsbury by redesignation of 'HQ' Squadron.
C (Cheshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Chester by redesignation of 'C' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.
D (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Squadron at Wigan.


Mercian Yeomanry

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SQUADRONS:
A (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron at Coventry and Stourbridge with X Troop at Birmingham from The Warwickshire Regiment RA;
B (Staffordshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Tipton and Stafford and Lichfield;
C (Shropshire Yeomanry) Squadron at Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Wellington;

21 October 1971: Title confirmed as The Mercian Yeomanry, retroactive to 1 April 1971.

The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry
Redesignated 25 May 1973.

1982 Regiment reroled as a light Reconnaissance Regiment in the Royal Armoured Corps.

9 February 1988: 'D' (Home Service Force) Squadron formed at Telford by rebadging of company from RAOC.

1 November 1992: Regiment disbanded as result of Options for Change.
Regiment amalgamated with The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry to form The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.
Squadrons redesignated as 'A' Squadron, 'B' Squadron and 'HQ' Squadron The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry respectively.


2nd Armoured Car Regiment

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Formed 1 April 1971 with Headquarters at Fenham Barracks, Newcastle upon Tyne, from cadres of The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry, The Ayrshire (Earl of Carrck's Own) Yeomanry, The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) and The Northumberland Hussars as a BAOR regiment.

SQUADRONS:
HQ Squadron at Fenham Barracks, Newcastle upon Tyne;
A Squadron at York;
B Squadron at Ayr;
C Squadron at Chester.

The Queen's Own Yeomanry
Designation approved 30 April 1971.

November 1972: Squadron redesignated as follows:
'NH' (Northumberland Hussars) Squadron;
'A' (Ayrshire Yeomanry) Squadron;
'C' (Cheshire Yeomanry) Squadron and
'Y' (Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry) Squadron.

1986: 'D' (Northumberland Hussars) Squadron formed at Cramlington from elements 'NH' Squadron which redesignated 'HQ' (Northumberland Hussars) Squadron.

1 April 1992: New 'B' (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron at Nottingham by transfer 'B' Squadron The Royal Yeomanry.
1 November 1992: 'A' Squadron at Ayr transferred as 'A' Squadron The Scottish Yeomanry.

1 July 1999: Regiment reorganised as result of the Strategic Defence Review.
'B' Squadron at Nottingham transferred as 'S' Squadron The Royal Yeomanry.
'C' Squadron at Chester transferred as 'C' Squadron The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.
'D' Squadron at Cramlington disbanded. Personnel possibly to Squadron HQ and two Troops of 100 Squadron 168 Pioneer Regiment.

SQUADRONS:
A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron formed at Ayr by redesignation 'A' Squadron The Scottish Yeomanry.
B (North Irish Horse) Squadron formed at Belfast by redesignation The North Irish Horse; Squadron is under OPCOM of The Royal Irish Rangers.
C (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse) Squadron formed at Cupar by redesignation 'C' Squadron The Scottish Yeomanry.
D (Northumberland Hussars) Squadron at Fenham Barracks, Newcastle by redesignation of 'HQ' Squadron.
Y (Yorkshire) Squadron at Yeomanry Barracks, York.


Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Royal Tank Regiment)

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Formed 1 April 1971 with Headquarters at Chorley by expansion of similar designated cadre as a Home Defence Infantry Battalion.

SQUADRONS:
HQ Squadron at Chorley;
A Squadron at Wigan;
B Squadron at Clifton, Manchester;
D Squadron at Preston and Blackpool.

The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Redesignated 29 February 1972.

1 April 1983: Regiment reroled as a Reconnaissance unit of the Royal Armoured Corps.

'C' (Home Service Force) Squadron formed at Chorley.

1 November 1992: Regiment disbanded as result of Options for Change.
Unit amalgamated with The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry to form The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry and formed 'D' (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Squadron.


The North Irish Horse

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Formed 1 April 1992 at Belfast as Independent Reconnaissance Squadron by redesignation of 'D' Squadron The Royal Yeomanry.

1 July 1999: Squadron transferred as 'B' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry but under OPCOM of The Royal Irish Rangers.


The Scottish Yeomanry

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Formed 1 November 1992 with Headquarters at Colinton Road, Edinburgh with Squadron from The Queen's Own Yeomanry and elements 153 (Highland) Regiment Royal Corps of Transport (Volunteers) and 154 (Lowland) Regiment Royal Corps of Transport (Volunteers).

SQUADRONS:
HQ (Lothians and Border Horse) Squadron at Colinton Road, Edinburgh. Formed by conversion of 225 (Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry) Squadron 154 (Lowland) Regiment RCT (V).
A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron at Ayr. Formed by transfer 'A' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.
B (Lanarkshire and Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Squadron at East Kilbride. Formed by conversion of 222 Squadron 154 (Lowland) Regiment RCT (V).
C (Fife and Forfar/Scottish Horse) Squadron at Cupar. Formed by conversion of 239 (Highland Yeomanry) Squadron 153 (Highland) Regiment RCT (V).

1 July 1999: Regiment disbanded as result of the Strategic Defence Review.
'A' Squadron and 'C' Squadron redesignated as 'A' Squadron and 'C' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry respectively; remainder disbanded.


The King's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Light Infantry)

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Formed 3 August 1996 with Headquarters at Wakefield by redesignation of 8th Battalion The (Yorkshire) Light Infantry (Volunteers).

SQUADRONS:
HQ Squadron at Wakefield by redesignation of 'HQ' Company.
A Squadron at Doncaster by redesignation of 'C' Company.
B Squadron at Pontefract by redesignation of 'B' Company.
C Squadron at Batley with det at Dewsbury by redesignation of 'A' Company.

1 July 1999: Regiment disbanded as result of the Strategic Defence Review.
'HQ' Squadron and 'C' Squadron reorganised as Minden Company The East and West Riding Regiment. Remainder disbanded.


The Dorset Yeomanry

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Formed 1 April 1997 at Bovington as Armoured Replacement Regiment.

1 July 1999: Regiment disbanded as result of the Strategic Defence Review and redesignated as 'A' Squadron The Royal Wessex Yeomanry.


TAVR III units Yeomanry, 1967 - 1975

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The Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'A' Squadron at Ayr and 'B' Squadron at Dalry from The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own RAC) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry at Ayr under 154 Regiment RCT (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ, 'B' and 'C' Squadrons at Birkenhead, HQ element at Chester, and 'A' Squadron at Northwich from The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) RAC (TA), 113 Field Squadron RE (TA) and part 4th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) at Gilwern, Chester under 33 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomnary.
Title 'Cheshire Yeomanry' is also perpetuated by 80 Signal Squadron (V).

The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Royal Tank Regiment) (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'B' Squadron at Clifton from The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry RAC (TA) and 'A' Squadron at Oldham and 'C' Squadron at Bootle from 'A' and 'B' Squadrons 40th/41st Royal Tank Regiment RAC (TA) and RHQ, 'HQ' Squadron and 'C' Squadron 40th/41st Royal Tank Regiment RAC (TA) respectively.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Royal Tank Regiments) at Clifton, under 75 Engineer Regiment RE (V); less 'C' Squadron which reroled as 238 Squadron 156 Regiment RCT (V); title was adopted for a while by 202 Field Squadron 75 Engineer Regiment RE (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Royal Tank Regiment) as infantry in an Infantry Home Defence Role.

The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'C' Squadron at Cupar and 'C' Squadron at Dunblane from The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Highland Yeomanry at Cupar, under 153 Regiment RCT (V). Also formed 239 (Highland Yeomanry) Squadron 153 Regiment RCT (V) .
1 April 1975: Disbanded. Successor 239 Squadron 153 Regiment RCT (V).

Inns of Court and City Yeomanry
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre from The London Yeomanry and Territorials (less 'C' Company) at Lincolns Inn, London, under 71 Signal Regiment (V); Also formed 68 (Inns of Court and City Yeomanry) Signal Squadron 71 Signal Regiment (V)  upon reduction to cadre.
1 April 1975: Disbanded.

The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'D' Squadron at Leicester, 'B' Squadron at Derby, 'C' Squadron at Melton Mowbray and 'A' Squadron at Ilkeston formed from The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry at Leicester, under 222 Field Ambulance RAMC (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry Squadron 7th (V) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

North Irish Horse (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'A' Squadron in Belfast and 'B' Squadron at Londonderry from part The North Irish Horse RAC (TA) and elements 5th Battalion The Royal inniskilling Fusiliers (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The North Irish Horse at Belfast, under Royal Yeomanry Regiment (V); except 'B' Squadron which reformed as 69 (North Irish Horse) Signal Squadron 32 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

The Northumberland Hussars (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ amd 'A' Squadron at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 'B' Squadron at South Shields and 'C' Squadron at Blyth from The Northumberland Hussars RAC (TA) and elements 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA), 6th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (TA) and 324 (Northumbia Artillery) Hy AD Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Northumberland Hussars at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, under 101 Medium Regiment RA (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as HQ Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

The Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ amd 'A' Squadron at Edinburgh and 'C' Squadron at Glasgow from The Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry at Edinburgh, under 154 Regiment RCT (V). Also formed 225 (QOLY) Squadron 154 Regiment RCT (V).
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded. Successor 225 Fuel Tanker Squadron 154 Regiment RCT (V).

The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ at Shirley, 'B' Squadron at Stratford-upon-Avon and 'C' Squadron at Stourbridge from The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry RAC (TA) ('C' Squadron included elements of battey 267 (Worcestershire) Field Regiment RA (TA)), and 'A' (Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers) Squadron at Coventry from 7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry at Stratford-upon-Avon, under 37 Signal Regiment (V); Also formed 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron 37 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron Mercian Yeomanry.

The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'A' Squadron at York, 'B' Squadron at Doncaster and 'C Squadron at Hull, all formed from The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry RAC(TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry at York, under 250 Field Ambulance RAMC (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' Squadron The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (Territorials)
Formed 1 April l967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ at Bristol (less two specialist troops from The North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry RAC (TA), 43 Division/District Provost Coy RMP (TA) and 71 Coy WRAC (TA)) and 'B' (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron at Cirencester from The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars RAC (TA) and HQ RA 43 (Wessex) Division/District (TA); 'A' (Gloucesteshire Volunteer Artillery) Squadron at Bristol from 883 (GVA) Locating Battery RA (TA); 'C' (5 Glosters) Squadron at Cheltenham from 5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars at Cheltenham, under 37 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as RHQ, 'A' (RGH) Squadron and 'C' (RGH) Squadron The Wessex Yeomanry; 'A' Squadron reformed as 266 (GVA) Battery RA (V).

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own)
Formed 1 April 1969 as cadre by transfer 'B' Company (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) from The Royal Wiltshire Territorials; cadre under administration The Royal Yeomanry Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron The Wessex Yeomanry.

The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'C' Squadron at Newark and 'A' Squadron at Retford from parts The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry at Nottingham, under The Royal Yeomanry Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed a 'A' (Sherwood Rangers) Squadron 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The Shropshire Yeomanry (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'C' Squadron at Shrewsbury and 'B' Squadron at Oswestry from The Shropshire Yeomanry RAC (TA); 'A' (Shropshire RHA) Squadron at Shrewsbury from HQ RA (Shropshire RHA) 48 Division (TA) and elements 4th Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Shropshire Yeomanry at Shrewsbury, under 35 Signal Regiment (V). Also formed 95 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron 35 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as RHQ and 'C' (Shropshire Yeomanry) Squadron Mercian Yeomanry.

The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) (Territorials)
Formed 1 April 1967 as TAVR III unit with RHQ and 'A' Squadron at Wolverhampton and 'C' Squadron at Burton-on-Trent from The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) RAC (TA) and HQ RA 48 (West Midlands) Division/District (TA); 'B' (887 Locating Battery) Squadron at Stafford from 887 Locating Battery RA (TA) and parts 125 Engineer Regiment RE (TA), 444 Lt AD Regiment RA (TA) and 5th/6th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) at Stafford, under HQ 30 Engineer Brigade (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Staffordshire Yeomanry) Squadron Mercian Yeomanry.


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