Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry

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The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry
Active 1956–1971
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Yeomanry
Role Formation Reconnaissance
Size Three Squadrons
Part of Royal Armoured Corps

The Queens Own Warwickshire & Worcestershire Yeomanry was a regiment of the Territorial Army, formed in 1956 by the amalgamation of the Warwickshire Yeomanry and the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars. It was broken up in 1971.

History[edit]

The regiment was formed in 1956 by the amalgamation of the Warwickshire Yeomanry and the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars.[1] The Regiment continued as an Armoured Regiment with Comet tanks until 1962 when it became an Armoured Car Reconnaissance Regiment. In 1966 it became a light Reconnaissance Regiment equipped with Daimler Dingo Scout cars.[2]

The regiment was re-roled as infantry in 1967, with three squadrons, of which one was formed from a company of 7th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.[1] In 1969 it was reduced to a cadre, and in 1971 split into two squadrons; one formed 67 (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron of 37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, whilst the other became A (Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Squadron of the Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry, regiments.org Archived July 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry (1794-1994)". Archived from the original on 15 August 2004. 
  3. ^ "Warwickshire Yeomanry". British Army Units 1945 on. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mileham, Patrick (1994). The Yeomanry Regiments; 200 Years of Tradition. Edinburgh: Canongate Academic. ISBN 1-898410-36-4.