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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 18.06.2006
 Bedfordshire Yeomanry
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
1797 independent troops
1803 Bedfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry
1810 disbanded

1817 Bedfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry
1827 disbanded

1901.09.01 Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry
formed with HQ at Bedford and four squadrons formed from South African war veterans to perpetuate 28th (Bedfordshire) Company, 4th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry
1908.04.01 Bedfordshire Yeomanry
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Bedford; trained and equipped as lancers
  • A Squadron at Bedford
  • B Squadron at Biggleswade (det at Shefford)
  • C Squadron at Dunstable (dets at Leighton Buzzard, Woburn, Ampthill)
  • D Squadron at Godmanchester (Hunts.) (dets at St. Neots, Kimbolton, Ramsey, Somersham, Sutton, Chatteris)
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Bedford
1920.08.05 10th (Bedford) Army Brigade, RFA
1921 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Brigade, RFA
1924 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) (Army) Field Brigade, RA
1934 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Brigade, RA
1938 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment, RA
1939 52nd (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, RA
1940 disbanded
1943 52nd Heavy Regiment, RA (Bedfordshire Yeomanry)
1947.01.01 305th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A.
1956.10.31 305th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Light Regiment, RA
1961.05.01 amalgamated with 286th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA, to form
286th (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA
 Associated Regular Regiments:
    Lancers 1908-1920
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
pip Bedfordshire Yeomanry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip Bedfordshire Yeomanry, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
pip 105 Fd Rgt RA (Bedfordshire Yeomanry), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
pip 52 (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment RA(TA), 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 Bedford Museum, Bedford (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

The Great War1 Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Cambrai 1917 '18, Amiens, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons,  France and Flanders 1915-18

The Second World War: [none awarded to artillery]

1. AO 55/1925 as amended by AO 267/1925.

  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
1901.09.19 Lt-Col. Frank Shuttleworth
  Honorary Colonel:
1908.02.01 Hon. Col. Frank Shuttleworth
<1915-20> vacant
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