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Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 13.06.2006
 
 
 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
 
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 Scottish County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1901.05 Fifeshire and Forfarshire Imperial Yeomanry
formed with HQ at Cupar in four sqns and MG sec by amalgamation of 1st Fifeshire Light Horse Volunteers, and 1st Forfarshire Light Horse Volunteers
1908.04.01 Fifeshire and Forfarshire Yeomanry
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Cupar, trained and equipped as dragoons
 
  • A Squadron at Cupar (dets at Kirkcaldy, Ladybank, St. Andrews)
  • B Squadron at Dunfermline (dets at Balfron, Stirling, Kippen, Kelty, Kinross, Alloa)
  • C Squadron at Dundee
  • D Squadron at Forfar (dets at Arbroath, Edzell, Montrose, Laurencekirk
1912? HQ moved to Kirkcaldy
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Kirkcaldy
1921.01.06 2nd (Fife and Forfar) Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps
at Kirkcaldy
1921 20th (Fife and Forfar) Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps
1923.10.18 20th (Fife and Forfar) Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps
1939.04.30 Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
1947.01.01 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Kirkcaldy
 
  • A Squadron at ?
  • B Squadron at ?
  • C Squadron at ?
1956.10.31 amalgamated with The Scottish Horse, to form The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
 
     
  Associated Regular Regiments:
    Dragoons 1908-1921
    1st The Royal Dragoons 1947-1956
 
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
pip Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, by Diana M. Henderson (Scots at War) [Internet Archive]
pip Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, by Scottish Military Historical Society
pip Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
   
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 Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Museum, Cupar (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-011

The Great War:  Somme 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, �p�hy, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1918, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tell 'Asur, Palestine 1917-18

The Second World War:  Dunkirk 1940, Cheux, Bourguébus Ridge, Le Perier Ridge, Scheldt, Ourthe, Rhineland, Rhine, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45

1. inherited from 1st Fifeshire Light Horse Volunteers, and 1st Forfarshire Light Horse Volunteers

  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
1901 Hon. Col. J. A. Thomson, VD [from Fifeshire Light Horse]
1904.12.10 Hon. Col. Sir J. Gilmour, Bt., VD
1912.03.13 Lt-Col. (Hon. Col.) T. H. Erskine, VD
 
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1940.06.07 Hon. Col. The Viscount Younger, DSO, TD
1946.12.04 Lt-Col. M. E. Lindsay, DSO, DL
1950.03.27 Brig. W. C. G. Black, OBE, MC, TD
  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
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