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Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 27.11.2005
 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1901.07.23 3rd County of London Imperial Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
formed in four sqns and MG sec with HQ in Cockspur Street, London from SA war veterans to perpetuate 18th, 21st and 23rd Battalions, Imperial Yeomanry
  • A Squadron, formed from 18th Bn
  • B Squadron, formed from 21st Bn and 23rd Bn
  • C Squadron, formed from "other yeomen and ex-soldiers"
  • D Squadron, newly raised
1902 HQ moved to Regents Park
1908.04.01 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) (Hussars)
transferred to T.F. with HQ and A-D Sqns at Regents Park
1912 HQ and sqns moved to St. John's Wood
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at St. John's Wood
1920.09.25 5th (London) Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps
converted at St. John's Wood
1922.06 23rd (London) Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps
1938 23rd Cavalry Armoured Car Regiment, Royal Tank Corps
1939.04.30 transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
1939.08.24 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
1939.09.27 found nucleus to form 4th County of London Yeomanry
1944.08.01 amalgamated with 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), to form 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
  Associated Regular Regiments:
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry (Army site)
3rd County of London Yeomanry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
3rd County of London Yeomanry, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
Deployment and War Service of Units:
1/3rd County of London Yeomanry [1914-1919]
  2/3rd County of London Yeomanry [1914-1919]
  3/3rd County of London Yeomanry [1915-1917]
  3rd County of London Yeomanry [1939-1944]
  4th County of London Yeomanry [1939-1944]
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
[no external sites have been found]
Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
[no external sites have been found]
Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, Edenbridge (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, Edenbridge (Simonides listing)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

The Great War:  Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1918, Macedonia 1916-17, Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-16, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Palestine 1917-18

[The Second World War:  honours granted jointly to 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1904.08 Lt-Col. The Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl, KP, CMG, TD
1925.06 Lt-Col. Sir A. Weston-Jarvis, Bt, CMG, MVO, TD
1932.06 Lt-Col. Sir Thomas Salt, Bt, DSO
1939.06 Col. Sir Richard Eaton, TD
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
  Bibliography How To Find Books
  Regimental Journal:
  Full Histories:
Short Histories:
Special Topics:
Barlow, L. ; Smith, R. J. (Robert Jeffrey) ; Marrion, R. J. (Robert John). 3rd County of London (Sharpshooters). [Aldershot] : Robert Ogilby Trust with the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, 1983. (Uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force 1794-1914 ; 5) ISBN: 0859362868 (pbk)