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At one time the Middlesex Yeomanry was THE regiment for the smart man about town, part time obviously. They lay claim to 2 of the 3 VCs gained by Yeomanry units and post WW1 when all the other Yeomanry units went armoured car or gunner they were the only unit to convert to a signals role, BEFORE the Royal Corps of Signals was formed, indeed before the plain old Corps of Signals formed.
 
At one time the Middlesex Yeomanry was THE regiment for the smart man about town, part time obviously. They lay claim to 2 of the 3 VCs gained by Yeomanry units and post WW1 when all the other Yeomanry units went armoured car or gunner they were the only unit to convert to a signals role, BEFORE the Royal Corps of Signals was formed, indeed before the plain old Corps of Signals formed.
  
Unique in the British Army in that all NCOs wear a crown above their stripes, a throwback from the days when they would escort the 'Widow at Windsor'. To distinguish Sgts (three stripes AND a crown remember) from SSgts, the Staffies get to wear FOUR stripes and a crown.
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Unique in the British Army in that all NCOs wear a crown above their stripes, a throwback to the days when they would escort the 'Widow at Windsor'. To distinguish Sgts (three stripes AND a crown remember) from SSgts, the Staffies get to wear FOUR stripes and a crown.
  
 
Oh and their stable belt is red, 'old' gold and green, making them possibly the only  unit with a Rastafarian theme in the world.
 
Oh and their stable belt is red, 'old' gold and green, making them possibly the only  unit with a Rastafarian theme in the world.

Revision as of 15:50, 8 July 2005

At one time the Middlesex Yeomanry was THE regiment for the smart man about town, part time obviously. They lay claim to 2 of the 3 VCs gained by Yeomanry units and post WW1 when all the other Yeomanry units went armoured car or gunner they were the only unit to convert to a signals role, BEFORE the Royal Corps of Signals was formed, indeed before the plain old Corps of Signals formed.

Unique in the British Army in that all NCOs wear a crown above their stripes, a throwback to the days when they would escort the 'Widow at Windsor'. To distinguish Sgts (three stripes AND a crown remember) from SSgts, the Staffies get to wear FOUR stripes and a crown.

Oh and their stable belt is red, 'old' gold and green, making them possibly the only unit with a Rastafarian theme in the world.