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Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry

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The Leicestershire & Derbyshire
(Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry
Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry (cap badge).jpg
Cap badge of the Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry
ActiveFebruary 1957 - Present
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchArmy Reserve
RoleLight Cavalry
Size1 Squadron
Part ofRoyal Armoured Corps
Garrison/HQE (LDY) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry - Glen Parva Barracks, Tigers Road, South Wigston, Leicester, LE18 4WS.
Nickname(s)The LDY or Albert's Lads
MarchYeomanry by Bandmaster R Stent
Anniversaries13 May (Frezenberg)
Major Julian Harris
Honorary ColonelColonel R E J Boyle DL
Stable belt
Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry (stable belt).jpg
NCO Arm Badge
Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry (NCO arm badge).jpg
Tactical Recognition Flash

The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry was formed in 1957 as a regiment of the British Army. It evolved to become part of the Royal Yeomanry. Its lineage is maintained by the E (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron of that regiment.


The regiment was formed by the amalgamation of the Leicestershire Yeomanry and the Derbyshire Yeomanry in 1957.[1] The regiment was re-roled as infantry in 1967, with four squadrons.[1] In 1969 it was reduced to a cadre.[1] The cadre paraded its Guidon at Catterick Garrison later that year and was expanded to squadron strength as the Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry Squadron, 7th Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1971.[1]

B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry in 1993
B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry in 1993

The squadron was re-designated a company in 1975 and the company was split into two parts in 1978:[1]

Theses units were re-designated respectively in 1992:[1]

  • 3 (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment
  • B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry

The Royal Anglian company converted to become 158th (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps in 1996, and ceased to maintain its yeomanry lineage.[1]

Meanwhile B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry was re-designated E (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry in June 2015.[2] It now uses the Land Rover RWMIK and operates in a light armoured reconnaissance role.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "The Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry". Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Transforming the British Army: an update" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. 10 June 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
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