Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry

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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, and split up in 1971.

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. 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 Mercian Yeomanry. In 1992 this squadron transferred to the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, and in 1999 amalgamated with B Squadron to form A (Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Squadron, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.[1]

In 2015 A single squadron of the 37th Signal Regiment, 11 Signal Brigade, took ownership of the title now known as 54 Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry (QOWWY) support Squadron. They will be in attendance of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Qatia in Worcester city, April 2016. A memorial to the most notorious battle of this Yeomanry.

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  1. ^ The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry, regiments.org Archived July 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.