History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794-1899
Hardback 221 pages+plates Published at £35
Formed in 1794, as part of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, the Regiment had a primarily policing role until the mid-nineteenth century. This was a turbulent period with fears of revolutionary contagion and Napoleonic invasion. Social unrest took the form of the Bread Riots, Luddism, Republicanism, Reform Bill riots and, finally, the Chartist uprisings. The Regiment regularly paraded resplendent in green and gold uniforms in front of large crowds at Newark, Retford, Mansfield and Worksop. But for all the glamour little did they realise how they were about to be tested.
A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900-1946
Hardback 324 pages +plates Published at £30
This account, following on from the first – The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794- 1899, covers the Regiment’s war service between 1900 and 1945.
Fighting through the later part of the Boer War, the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign,and during the Second World War in Palestine, at the siege of Tobruk and the fall of Crete, Alamein to Tripoli before returning to North-west Europe for D-Day and the advance to Germany. In so doing they won thirty Battle Honours and 159 awards including eighty-three for gallantry. General Sir Brian Horrocks later wrote ‘no armoured regiment can show a finer record of hard fighting.’
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