BESPOKE , ELEGANT CAVALRY PERFECTION. NO RIPS, TEARS, STAINS, MOTHING. ALL BUTTONS, BADGES, ETC PRESENT.CAP FROM HERBERT JOHNSON STILL BOXED. UNIFORM NAMED ON TAILOR'S LABEL ( WELSH AND JEFFRIES, 15 DUKE STREET, ST. JAMES ) TO G.J.W BOARD, ESQ, AND A DATE IN 1961. PERFECT, ALL BRASS FITTINGS AND BUTTONS , INCLUDING SHOULDER TITLES,WORKING CUFFS, YEOMANRY BRASS " BALL BUTTONS " . LINING PERFECT AND UNMARKED.CAP HAS HANDSOME , BULLION EMBROIDERED CAP BADGE, STAYBRITE CAP BUTTONS.
FOR THE COLLECTOR OF DISTICTION, THE REENACTOR OF DILIGENCE, BEST DRESSED AT GOODWOOD OR FILM, TELEVISION OR THEATRICAL USE.
TUNIC : CHEST 38" ( 96CM ) , BACK FROM BASE OF COLLAR 31" (79CM ), SLEEVE FROM TOP OF SHOULDER 26" ( 66CM )
TROUSERS : WAIST 32" ( 81CM ) , INSIDE LEG 31" ( 79CM ), WITH A 2" TURN UP.
CAP : 7 1/8 ( 57CM ).
The cap badge of the RWY is the Prince of Wales's feathers is a slightly different design to other regiments wearing the same symbol, such as the Royal Regiment of Wales. It is worn on the brown beret with a red baize and a black baize backing. During the First World War, men from the RWY carved their cap badge into the chalk hillside above the village of Fovant where it can still be seen today, alongside those of other units
The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (RWY) was a Yeomanry regiment of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom established in 1794. It was disbanded as an independent Territorial Army unit in 1967, a time when the strength of the Territorial Army was greatly reduced. The regiment lives on in B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) and Y (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadrons of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
The regiment took part in the Second Boer War as part of the Imperial Yeomanry. In the First World War, it fought on the Western Front, but saw relatively little action as horsed cavalry. After conversion to infantry, it fought in the trenches, notably during 3rd Ypres in 1917 and during the German Spring Offensive in 1918.
In the Second World War, the regiment fought in the Middle East, seeing action in Syria against Vichy French forces, as well as operations in Iraq and Iran. It then joined 9th Armoured Brigade, seeing action in North Africa and Italy. With this formation, it took part in the Second Battle of El Alamein, spearheading the break-out of the 2nd New Zealand Division during Operation Supercharge on 2 November 1942.
The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry cap badge is the Prince of Wales's feathers on a red baize backing, and vehicles carry the New Zealand fern leaf emblem.
In 1947, the regiment again ceased to exist, but the following year was re-established as a heavy tank unit in support of 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division, equipped with Cromwell and Charioteer tanks.
In 1958, the regiment converted to a light reconnaissance role equipped with armoured cars, such as the Daimler, Humber, Saladin and Ferret. By 1964, there were just three armoured regiments in the Territorial Army and, in 1967, it was decided to reduce the TA even further and the regiment was disbanded as an independent unit. However, a new TA unit, the Royal Yeomanry, was formed from five different predecessor units and the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was reborn as A Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry
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