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In 1794, in the face of the revolutionary army of France that numbering half a million men, the counties formed a force of Volunteer Yeoman Cavalry which could be called on by the King to defend the country against invasion or by the Lord Lieutenant to subdue any civil disorder within the country.[1] After World War I, It had become clear that cavalry was obsolete and in 1922 it was announced that some Yeomanry Regiments were to become Royal Artillery regiments.[1]

Shelter near an M10

Troops take shelter near an M10 Wolverine tank destroyer,used by 102nd (Northumberland Hussars) Anti Tank Regiment 6 June 1944

25-pdrs firing in support of Guards Armoured Division

25-pdrs of 430th Battery, 55th Field Regiment (West Somerset Yeomanry), near Hechtel in Belgium, firing in support of Guards Armoured Division in the bridgehead over the Maas-Schelde (Meuse-Escaut) Canal, 16 September 1944

25-pdrs firing in support of Guards Armoured Division - 2

25-pdrs of 430th Battery, 55th Field Regiment (West Somerset Yeomanry), near Hechtel in Belgium, firing in support of Guards Armoured Division in the bridgehead over the Maas-Schelde (Meuse-Escaut) Canal, 16 September 1944

RegimentsEdit

Conversion of yeomanry to RA[2]
Yeomanry Regiment Artillery Regiment
Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry 151 Field Regiment (Ayrshire Yeomanry)
152 Field Regiment (Ayrshire Yeomanry)
Bedfordshire Yeomanry 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
52nd (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery from 1 November 1939
148th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Berkshire Yeomanry 145th (Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars 99th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Denbighshire Hussars 61 Medium Regiment (Caernarvon & Denbigh Yeomanry
69 Medium Regiment (Caernarvon & Denbigh Yeomanry)
Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
142nd (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry 94th (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
141st (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Royal East Kent Yeomanry (The Duke of Connaught's Own Mounted Rifles) 97th (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
143rd (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Essex Yeomanry 104th (Essex Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
147th (Essex Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
Glamorgan Yeomanry 81 Field Regiment (Welsh)
132 Field Regiment (Welsh)
Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 54th (Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
64th (Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers) 72 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment (Hampshire)
Hertfordshire Yeomanry 86 Field Regiment
135 Field Regiment
79 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment
Lanarkshire Yeomanry 155 Field Regiment
156 Field Regiment
Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 77 Medium Regiment
78 Medium Regiment
Lancashire Hussars 106th (Lancashire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
149th (Lancashire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) 153 Field Regiment (Leicestershire Yeomanry)
154 Field Regiment (Leicestershire Yeomanry)
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) 11 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
Norfolk Yeomanry (The King’s Own Royal Regt) 65 Anti Tank Regiment (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry)
Royal North Devon Yeomanry Amalgamated with Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry on conversion
Northumberland Hussars 102 Light Anti Aircraft/Anti Tank Regiment
Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Amalgamated with Worcs Yeomanry on conversion
Pembroke Yeomanry 102 Field Regiment (Pembroke & Cardigan)
146 Field Regiment (Pembroke & Cardigan)
Scottish Horse 79 Medium Regiment
80 Medium Regiment
Shropshire Yeomanry 75 Medium Regiment
76 Medium Regiment
South Nottinghamshire Hussars 107th (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
150th (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
Duke of Yorks Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars 55 Anti Tank Regiment (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry)
Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary’s Regiment) 98 Field Regiment (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry Queen Mary’s)
144 Field Regiment (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry Queen Mary’s)
Sussex Yeomanry Amalgamated with Surrey Yeomanry on conversion
Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry 51 Field Regiment
109 Field Regiment
Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry Amalgamated with East Kent Yeomanry on conversion
West Somerset Yeomanry 55th (Wessex) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
112th (Wessex) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars 53 Anti Tank Regiment
63 Anti Tank Regiment

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