Presentation of the Guidon to the Derbyshire Yeomanry c1910 by the Duke of Devonshire. Lt. A H Betterton is the Officer receiving the Guidon.
The Guidon shown above was presented to the Derbyshire Yeomanry by Lady Walker, wife of Sir Peter Walker, Commanding Officer of the Derbyshire Yeomanry c1909. At the ceremony the Guidon was handed to Lt. A H Betterton by the Duke of Devonshire.
Lt. Betterton was in full-dress of the Derbyshire Yeomanry and the Duke in Frockcoat, knee boots, and the feathered bi-corn hat.
The Guidon was laid on a table covered with the Union Flag before presentation.
The design is the badge of the Derbyshire Yeomanry, the Rose of the Union below a Crown, within a circle bearing the title of the Regiment. Above this circle. The central device is surrounded by the Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock of the Triple Union on one branch.
The Great Boer War
By Arthur Conan Doyle
CHAPTER XXIII THE CLEARING OF THE SOUTH-EAST
"Another minor action which cannot be ignored is the defence of a convoy on April 29th by the ire Yeomanry (Major Dugdale) and a company of the Scots Guards. The wagons were on their way to Rundle when they were attacked at a point about ten miles west of Thaba N'chu. The small guard beat off their assailants in the most gallant fashion, and held their own until relieved by Brabazon upon the following morning."