Talk:British Volunteer Corps

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Provisional Cavalry Act of 1796[edit]

Does anybody know what this actually did? Austin Gee's book suggests that volunteer cavalry had been established by the Volunteer Act of 1794. Alansplodge (talk) 20:44, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

http://www.genfair.co.uk/product_details.php?pid=4730 Hope that helps. Ma®©usBritish{chat} 20:48, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Excellent - many thanks! Alansplodge (talk) 23:55, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Volunteer Cavalry and Yeomanry[edit]

Me again - does anybody know the difference (if any) between Volunteer Cavalry and Yeomanry? I suspect that they are the same thing except that Yeomanry were from the countryside (manned by yeoman farmers) and Volunteer Cavalry were from towns. I can't find a reference to confirm this. Alansplodge (talk) 19:05, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

You could try the [only] book referenced on the Yeomanry article. There are a few copies on sale on Amazon (UK) from 99p, if you can't get hold of it online or from a library. Note that article states the difference in the lead, also, assuming it's right, and there are a fair few Yeomanry articles linked in the last section which might offer other sources to look out for. Ma®©usBritish{chat} 03:35, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll see what I can do. Alansplodge (talk) 19:00, 5 May 2013 (UTC)