The Yeomanry

Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 1894

The Wiltshire Yeomanry prided itself on being no.1 on the list of precedence as it was commissioned in 1794 and remained embodied throughout the 19th century. It was one of those that fought as mounted cavalry in World War 2 and later rode in tanks at El Alamein. It still exists as two recce squadrons, A Squadron of the Royal Yeomanry, and B Squadron of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. The painting depicts the inspection by HRH The Prince of Wales for their centenary in 1894. They are dressed as hussars but have silver lace instead of gold as worn in the regular cavalry.

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