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History from Regiments.org website


The finest, and the senior, of the Volunteer Regiments of the Royal Regiment. 100 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) is, as one would expect, a dispersed unit consisting of:

The Regiment in its current form dates back to SDR, the adoption of 266 (which was itself an amalgamation of the previous 266 (Para) and 289 (Cdo) Btys).

It is inevitable that the history of the regiment is wide and varied. 289 Tp, for example, traces its ancestry to no fewer than 6 Brigades of Artillery during Napoleonic period.

Battle Honours are extensive, reflecting the fact that, until the first quarter of last century, the Yeomanry were the reserve cavalry and mobilised and deployed in this role until the requirements of increased Artillery provision forced the conversion to guns of the junior Yeomanry regiments. The pre-gunned Battle Honours of the Herts and Beds Yeomanries are attached below for reference.

Herts

South Africa 1900-1901

1915 Aug. 6-21 Suvla

1915 Aug. 21 Scimitar Hill

1915 Apr. 25-1916 Jan. 7 Gallipoli 1915

1915 Jan. 26-1915 Aug. 12 Suez Canal

1915 Jan. 26-1917 Feb. 8 Egypt 1915-1916

1918 Sep. 19-25 Meggido

1920 Mar. 1 Gunned: Ubique, Quo fas et gloria ducunt

Beds

1916 July 1-1916 Nov. 18 Somme 1916

1918 Mar. 21-1918 Apr. 5

1918 Aug. 21-1918 Sep. 5 Somme 1918

1916 Sep. 15-22 Flers-Courcelette

1917 Nov. 20-1917 Dec. Cambrai 1917

1918 Oct. 8-9 Cambrai 1918

1918 Aug. 8-11 Amiens

1918 Aug. 21-23 Albert 1918

1918 Sep. 12-1918 Oct. 9 Hindenburg Line

1918 Sep. 29-1918 Oct. 2 St Quentin Canal

1918 Oct. 3-6 Beaurevoir

1918 Nov. 4-11 Pursuit to Mons

1915-1918 France and Flanders

1920 Aug. 5 Gunned: Ubique, Quo fas et gloria ducunt


On conversion to the artillery role the Batteries took on initially the honour 'Quo fas et Gloria ducunt', '╦ťWhere right and glory lead', and since 1917 when it was permitted for volunteer units to display the battle honours of their regular counterparts, 'Ubique'.

A regiment of the Herts Yeomanry, fired the run in shoot from the second wave on D-Day, firing over the heads of the first wave, using plumb-lines to fire their Priest SPs when their landing craft were level in the choppy sea.

It was 2/1 Beds Yeomanry whose men and CO are depicted in the film 'Bridge over the River Quai' and the silver of the Officers' and WOs & Sgts' Messes is still buried on the Singapore Peninsular where it was left as the guns were being spiked prior to the order being given for the Allied Surrender to the Japanese.

--Fas et gloria 12:08, 17 May 2005 (BST)

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