Royal Devon Yeomanry [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 13.06.2006
 
 
 Royal Devon Yeomanry
1920-present
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

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
1920.06.07 11th (Devon) Army Brigade, RFA
formed with HQ at Exeter by amalgamation of Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry, and Royal North Devon Yeomanry
1921 96th (Devon Yeomanry) Army Brigade, RFA
1922 96th (Devonshire Yeomanry) Army Brigade, RFA
1923 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Brigade, RFA
1924 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Brigade, RA
1938 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA
1939 formed duplicate 142 Field Regiment (Royal Devon Yeomanry), RA
1947.01.01 296th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Exeter
1950 amalgamated with 342 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Medium Regt RA without change of title
1956 absorbed 256 (Wessex) LAA Regt RA without change of title
1961 296th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Regiment, RA
1964 296th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA
1967.04.01 A Squadron, The Devonshire Territorials (Royal Devon Yeomanry/The 1st Rifle Volunteers) 
disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as infantry in TAVR III at Barnstaple
1969.01.01 regiment reduced to cadre
1971.04.01 D (Royal Devon Yeomanry/1st Rifle Volunteers) Squadron, The Wessex Yeomanry
reconstituted from cadre at Barnstaple
1974.04.16 D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron, The Wessex Yeomanry
1979.06.08 D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry
1999.07.01 4 Troop of Sqn formed at Paignton from elements 4th (V) Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
 
     
  Associated Regular Regiments:
    3rd Royal Tank Regiment 1971?-1992
2nd Royal Tank Regiment 1992-present
 
 
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
pip 96 Fd Rgt RA (Royal Devon Yeomanry), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
monument Military Museum of Devon and Dorset, Dorchester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (Simonides listing)
monument Royal Devon Yeomanry Collection, Museum of North Devon, Barnstaple (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (museum site)
monument Royal Devon Yeomanry Museum, Barnstaple (Simonides listing)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (WestCountry.com listing)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

[custodian of the combined battle honours of Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry, and Royal North Devon Yeomanry]

The Second World War: [none awarded to artillery]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
  Honorary Colonel, Royal Devon Yeomanry [1920-1971]:
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1928.09.12 Lt-Col. Rt. Hon. Lrd Rayford, TD
 
  Col. (Hon. Brig.) P. B. E. Acland, OBE, MC, TD
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1969.04.01 Col. Lewis Hugh (Clifford), 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, OBE
  Deputy Honorary Colonel, Wessex Yeomanry [1971-1972]:
  1971.04.01 Col. Lewis Hugh (Clifford), 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, OBE [reappointed]
  Honorary Colonel, Royal Devon Yeomanry [1972-present]:
1972.04.01 Col. Lewis Hugh (Clifford), 13th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, OBE [reappointed]
1983.12.31 Maj-Gen. Sir John Acland, KCB, CBE
1991.12.31 Gen. Sir John Waters, GCB, CBE, ADC
1999.05.25 Capt. Hugh Rupert (Courtenay), 18th Earl of Devon
  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
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