It is customary for B (LDY) Squadron of The Royal Yeomanry and
the tradition of the Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry
(P.A.O) to include the ceremonial dress of the LY (Hussar) and
the DY (Dragoon) in the Guidon Party or other ceremonial
occasion in the best tradition of both former regiments.
Hussar Busby (Black fur), white (
egret feather) over scarlet
(Vulture feather) plume, scarlet busby bag, white metal
grenade with ring, sliver cord busby lines,
otherwise no braid button or boss.
NB: The officers plume height is a
practical necessity, when giving verbal commands and facing
front not all Troops could hear the commands but they could see
the "Officer's nod" on completion of the command. If you watch
the Royal Horse Artillery today you will see the "Officer's nod"
in action. The phrase "a nod in the right direction" becomes
Dark Royal Blue Jacket similar to the RHA, scarlet
collar and cuffs - laced and braided silver (Officer 16
Rows looping and O/R 10 Rows looping) with 5 silver ball
buttons across breast on looping. White braid for O/R.
NB: The pattern of the lace work on the
back of the Officers & O/R dolmans would be unique to the
regiment. Field officers, Captains and Subalterns rank would be
recognised by the level lace detail on sleeve and collar (see
below). In the late 1890's pips would appear on the Hussar
shoulder cords as well.
Rank: NCO Chevron is Silver
lace backed with scarlet on Army blue.
Belts: Silver lace (Denmark) on red Morocco
leather, boss chains and pricker plate of silver and silver
pouch with "LYC Prince Albert's Own", sword belts silver
lace on red Morocco leather with silver fittings. Other
white buff leather cross belts and sword belts, black
leather pouch with Regimental cypher. All with hussar
pattern buckles and sliders.
Sabretache: Officers full dress or
Sword: Officers pattern with silver
line and acorn. Other ranks, general pattern swords with
buff white leather sword knots
Overalls: Field Officers, have
double silver lace stripes on blue overalls in
levee dress otherwise and other ranks Blue with double scarlet stripes.
Gloves: All ranks, White gloves on parade
otherwise Tan Wrist gloves.
** Walking out dress would include Scarlet folding side
cap for Officers and other ranks peaked forage cap,
riding whip (as per rank) and tan gloves for all ranks.
A Lieutenants Dolman Jacket and Busby.
Belt & Uniform lace pattern.
Leicestershire (P.A.O) Yeomanry
Leicestershire (P.A.O) Yeomanry
Hussar Field Officer
|Subaltern in mounted review
||Another version of the LYC
Field Officers cuff, this style of rank cuff was also
used by the 6th Dragoon Guards and the Royal Field and
Garrison Artillery. Both Hussar and Light Dragoon style
cuff are used.
Full Dress sword slings with Sabretache
Officers Sword with sword knot
LY Trooper and Officer in
dismounted review order
||LY, LDY No1 Dress Breeches (Mounted)
Butcher Boots, there is no boot boss in the top v-cut of the boot for the
Other forms of boots that the regiment would have worn
are detailed in the picture above. The "Dress Wellington" would
be worn with overalls and boxed spurs in dismounted full dress
or Mess kit. The "Hussar" boot, the normal field boot, that can
bee seen worn through the mid & latter Victorian period. The
"Hessian" boot that would be worn in Levee dress; this boot is
yet to be seen worn by the PAOLYC.
Tpr Whitelaw & Tpr Rowbotham at Brecon Camp 1963.
A Derbyshire Yeomanry Trooper and a
Leicestershire (P.A.O) Yeomanry Trooper, in mounted order,
marching through the Regiment at Brecon Camp,1963. It should be
noted that the "DY" Trooper should be wearing a brown crossbelt
and waist belt and not white as shown in the photo.
The Derbyshire Yeomanry other ranks crossbelt and waist belt is
made from brown saddle leather, the officers wore (in
undress) a crossbelt and sword belt that was made from red
Russia leather (reddish brown colour).
Corporals No.1 Dress Jacket c1911
Photos: Micheal D Long Ltd (Leics)
O/R Busby (see also Headdress) &
O/R Dolman detail (Back)
LDY No1 Dress Breeches (Mounted)
LY PAO & LDY PAO Other Ranks Dress Sword Slings.
Troopers sword knot
O/R Butcher Boots