Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
|Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse|
Cap badge of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
|Size||Since 1992 only one squadron|
|Part of||Queen's Own Yeomanry|
|Garrison/HQ||HQ at Yeomanry House, Cupar
Detachment in Forfar
|Nickname(s)||The Highland Cavalry|
|Motto(s)||Pro Aris et Focis (For Hearth and Home)|
|March||Quick - Wee Cooper of Fife (band); The Scottish Horse (pipes and drums)
Slow - The Garb of Old Gaul (band); Bonnie Dundee (pipes and drums)
|Honorary Colonel||Colonel Sir John Gilmour Bt. DL|
|Duke of Atholl
Sir John Gilmour 2nd Bt
Sir John Gilmour, 3rd Bt
Earl of Lindsay
(Murray of Atholl)
The Fife & Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse is unit of the British Army regiment formed in 1956. Originally a regiment in its own right, it is currently a Yeomanry Squadron of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry.
The regiment was formed by the amalgamation of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry and the Scottish Horse on 1 November 1956. In 1967 the regiment was put into suspended animation (and not allowed to recruit).
In 1969 the squadron was reduced to a cadre strength and became sponsored by 153 (Highland) Transport Regiment. The cadre was disbanded in 1975. However, the lineage was revived when C (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse) Squadron, The Scottish Yeomanry was formed with a reconnaissance role in 1992. The squadron transferred to the Queen's Own Yeomanry in 1999.
The unit's guidon was paraded at a ceremony to mark the receipt of the Queen's Own Yeomanry's first guidon from The Prince of Wales in 2007. The squadron transferred from the Queen's Own Yeomanry to the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry in 2013.
Decorations and awards
The Squadron inherited one Victoria Cross winner from its predecessor regiments: Lieutenant Colonel William English, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in 1901 in South Africa whilst serving as a lieutenant in the Scottish Horse.
Notable members of the regiment
Honorary Colonels and Commanding Officers
Honorary colonels and commanding officers have been as follows:
|Honorary Colonels||Commanding Officers
|The FFY/SH Regiment
|Col R Appleby Bartram MC TD DL(1956-1957)
Col Earl of Lindsay DL(1957-1962)
Col RMTC Campbell-Preston OBE MC TD JP DL (1962-1967)
Col Sir William Walker Kt. TD DL
|Lt Colonel HRS Stewart TD
Lt Colonel N Mathewson TD
Lt Colonel M Anstice MC
|The FFY/SH Cadre
|Col Sir William Walker, Kt TD DL
Col Sir John Gilmour Bt DSO TD JP DL MP
|Maj MGN Walker (1969-1972)
Maj IS Taylor TD (1972-1975)
of The Scots Yeo
|Col MJC Anstice MC TD DL||Maj C Roads (1992–1994)
Maj I Thornton-Kemsley TD (1994–1996)
Maj WHR Wilson (1996–1999)
of The QOY
|Col Sir John Gilmour, 4th Bt (-Present)||Maj WHR Wilson (1999–2000)
Maj NWE Potter TD (2000–2002)
Maj MC Hutchinson TD (2002–2007)
Maj C Chayko (2007–2008)
Maj NWE Potter TD (2008–Present)
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse holds the combined battle honours of The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, and Scottish Horse. This table shows the squadron's battle honours and which regiment they originate from:
|Battle Honours of the FFY/SH||Battle Honours of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry||Battle Honours of the Scottish Horse|
|Second Boer War||South Africa 1900–02||South Africa 1900–01||South Africa 1900–02|
|First World War||
|Second World War||
The cap badge of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse is a mounted knight (The Thane of Fife) with a Cross of St Andrews behind. The cross contains both laurel and juniper leaves. The officers and men of the regiment wear the Duke of Atholl's Tartan, Murray of Atholl, in various forms of dress.
Alliances are as follows:
- Scotland - Atholl Highlanders
- Australia - The 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers
- South Africa - Transvaal Scottish Regiment
- Category:Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse officers
- No. 679 (The Duke of Connaught's) Squadron AAC
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