yeomanry


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yeomanry

1. yeomen collectively
2. (in Britain) a volunteer cavalry force, organized in 1761 for home defence: merged into the Territorial Army in 1907
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They would never have me, a branded jailbird, in the Imperial Yeomanry! Raffles burst out laughing; he had been looking very hard at me for about three seconds.
Hunt went peacefully but the yeomanry - volunteer soldiers - went on to attack and seize the flags and banners people were carrying.
On June 12, the Staffordshire Yeomanry was ordered to relieve the East Riding Yeomanry around the town of Cambes for three days, and made contact with the Canadian forces on their right flank.
A yeomanry spokesman said: "A giant of a man, he had previously served for a full career with our paired regular regiment, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and had been tested across the spectrum of conflict from the Balkans to Iraq, and never been found wanting."
The battalion was mounted and part of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line Regiment, along with other Yeomanry battalions and the Imperial Camel Corps.
A 74th (Dublin) Company Imperial Yeomanry Boer War slouch hat badge with rosette and buttons, will be sold with a fragment of what is claimed to be the first Union Flag to be hoisted in the Orange Free State; shell splinters and bullets kept as souvenirs of the battle of Colenso (1899); a model pick-axe made by a railway pioneer with metal from a ruined bridge at Norval's Point, the scene of bloody fighting between the British and the Boers and a South Africa 1900 Christmas present tin complete with original chocolates.
unites the collections of the antecedent regiments of The Light Dragoons and also tells the continuing story of the Northumberland Hussars since becoming the Command & Support squadron of the Queen's Own Yeomanry.
In 1916, officered by well-known members of the landed gentry, two of the Welsh Yeomanry regiments, the Pembroke Yeomanry and the Glamorgan Yeomanry, were amongst many who embarked for foreign service for the first time ever in their history.
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry or FANY, as it was invariably and affectionately called, is not generally perceived in the same light as the far better known Special Operations Executive.