Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 15.09.2006
 
 
Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars)
 
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom  
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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.
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1794.05.08 five independent troops
1803 2nd, or Mid Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry
1830 2nd Buckinghamshire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry
redesignated after disbandment of 1st Southern Bucks Yeo Cav and 3rd Northern Bucks Yeo Cav
1845 2nd Royal Buckinghamshire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry
HQ at Buckingham
18uu Buckinghamshire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry (Royal Bucks Hussars)
18uu Taplow Troop regimented
1893.04.01 troops reorganised in squadrons
1900 sponsored 37th and 38th Coys, 10th Bn and 56th and 57th Coys, 15th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry
1901.04.17 Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars)
reorganised in four sqns and MG sec
1908.04.01 Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars)
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Buckingham
 
  • A Squadron at Buckingham (dets at Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Akeley)
  • B Squadron at Aylesbury (dets at Kimble, Quainton, Wing)
  • C Squadron at High Wycombe (dets at Stokenchurch, Taplow, Beaconsfield)
  • D Squadron at Chesham (dets at Cholesbury, Chalfont St. Peter, Great Missenden)
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Buckingham
1921.04.29 99th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Brigade, RFA
 
  • 393 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery at Aylesbury
  • 394 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery at High Wycombe
1921.04.29

393 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery
at Aylesbury

} 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire) Brigade, RFA
HQ at Aylesbury
394 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery
at High Wycombe
  amalgamated with Berkshire Yeomanry (see Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry for regimental changes 1922-1938)
1924? 394 Bty moved to Taplow
1939.08.25 99th Field Regiment, RA
(Berkshire Yeomanry batteries withdrawn from 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, to form 145th Field Regiment)
 
  • 393 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery at Aylesbury
  • 394 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Battery at Taplow
1942.05.12 99th Field Regiment, RA (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry)
1947.01.01 299th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Aylesbury
1950.09.15 ? Battery, 387th/299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA
(regiment amalgamated with 387th (Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA
1951.07.01 ? Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA
1956.10.31 P (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Berkshire Yeomanry, and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA
(regiment absorbed 345th (Berkshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment)
1961.05.01 P (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, and Berkshire) Field Regiment, RA
(regiment absorbed 431st LAA Regiment RA, and 143 Control and Reporting Section RA; Berkshire Yeomanry separated and amalgamated with Westminster Dragoons)
1967.04.01

The Buckinghamshire Regiment, RA (Territorials)
formed as infantry in TAVR III with HQ at Aylesbury; 121 Workshop REME (TA) and 1 Stores Company RAOC (TA) also assisted in formation

 
1969.01.01

The Buckinghamshire Regiment
reduced to infantry cadre at Aylesbury, sponsored by 4th (V) Bn The Royal Green Jackets; less part of P Bty to form D Coy 4th (V) Bn, The Royal Green Jackets (some also absorbed into its A Coy), and some of Q Bty joined 151 Regiment RCT (V)

1971.04.01 A Company, 2nd Battalion, The Wessex Volunteers
company reconstituted at Bletchley from cadre
1972 A Company (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry), 2nd Battalion, The Wessex Regiment
1975? B Company (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry), 2nd Battalion, The Wessex Regiment
1986 company disbanded and Royal Bucks Yeomanry lineage discontinued

1995.04.01 1 Signal Squadron raised at Bletchley without RBY affiliation
1996.02 1st (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Special Communications), 39th (Skinner) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals
(yeomanry title revived in Bletchley squadron)
1999.07.01 1st (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Special Communications), Royal Signals
transferred to independent status
2005.04 augmented to two sqns:
 
 
     
  Associated Regular Regiments:
    Hussars 1908-1920
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
crown 1 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Special Communications) (Army site)
crown 60 (Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars) Signal Squadron (Army site)
pip Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
pip 99 Fd Rgt RA (Bucks & Berks 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 Buckinghamshire Military Museum, Buckingham (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-01

The Great War: Arras 1918, Scarpe 1918, Ypres 1918, Courtrai, France and Flanders 1918, Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Palestine 1917-18

The Second World War: [none awarded to artillery]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
  [Royal] Honorary Colonel, The Buckinghamshire Regt RA (T) [1967-1969]:
  1967.04.01 HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, CI, GCVO, GBE [d. 1968]
 
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1839.09.23 Col. Richard (Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville), 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, KG, PC
1862.05.27 Lt-Col. Richard Plantagenet Campbell (Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville), 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, GCSI
1889 vacant
  Honorary Colonel:
1902.03.19 Hon. Maj-Gen. Rt. Hon. Charles Compton William (Cavendish), 3d Baron Chesham, KCB
1907-13? vacant
1913.10.18 Col. Hon. Harry Lawson Webster (Levy-Lawson), 1st Viscount Burnham, (2nd Baron Burnham), CH, TD [continued 1921 in 99th Bde, RFA]
     
  Honorary Colonel, 99th/299th Regiment RA [1939-1950]:
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  Honorary Colonel, The Buckinghamshire Regt RA (T) [1967-1971]:
1967.04.01 Brig. Sir Henry Robert Kincaid Floyd, Bt., CB, CBE [also Col. 15th/19th Hussars; HM Lt Buckinghamshire]
  1969.04.01 Lt-Col. Lawrence John Verney, TD, DL
  Deputy Honorary Colonel, 2nd Bn Wessex Volunteers:
1971.04.01 Lt-Col. Lawrence John Verney, TD, DL [reappointed; to 31 July 1971]
     
  Honorary Colonel, Royal Bucks Yeomanry Squadron [1995-present]:
  1995 vacant
  2001.04.01 Sir Nigel Mobbs
2006.08.01 Maj-Gen. William John Pherrick Robins, CB, OBE
  Traditions
 
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