Worcestershire Yeomanry

group and volunteer regiment

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The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry (QOWWY) was a regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps, forming part of the Territorial Army (TA). Following reductions in 1969 and 1971 respectively the regiment was reduced to two and later one company sized sub-unit in 1999. Following a reorganisation in 2021, there are now two successors to the regiment: one squadron in the Royal Yeomanry (Royal Armoured Corps) as light cavalry, and one squadron in the 37th Signal Regiment (Royal Corps of Signals) as a support squadron.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Worcestershire Yeomanry (The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars) The Worcestershire Yeomanry was formed in 1794 to protect the United Kingdom against the threat of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1887 the Regiment was given a new title by Queen Victoria, The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars. During it's period of service to the Country, the Regiment fought in battles and wars across the world including The Boer War from 1900-1903 and The Great War 1914-1919 in Gallipoli, Egypt, Syria and Palestine - where they made a cavalry charge to capture guns, the last cavalry charge of this type in British Military History. During te Second World War 1939-1945 the Regiment served in Europe, Palestine and the Far East. Throughout the history of the Regiment from 1794 to 1956 the Officers and Soldiers were volunteers from Worcestershire who gave their time to train for a possible emergency or future war. Commemorative Poppy Sculpture by Victoria Harrison Sculptor an Mosaic Artist 2016. Funded by Councillor Richard Udall and the Worcestershire County Council Divisional Fund. Part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Cripplegate Park, Worcester, United Kingdom where it was formed (1794)