No.2 or Service Dress
B (LDY) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry have now adopted the cypher
of HRH Princess Alexandra. This new regimental badge is uniform
throughout the Royal Yeomanry (on headdress). However, all
Squadron insignia remain.
LDY Officers Dress Cap
Two plain white metal half ball buttons attach the leather chin
(Example shown is c1960 Pattern SD Cap)
LDY Officers Service Dress cap.
Two plain brass half ball buttons attach the leather chin strap.
LDY PAO officers bi-metal brass cap badge.
Officers wear four large staybright LDY buttons on the front of
the jacket and six medium buttons for pockets and shoulder tabs.
Shirt and tie:- material of
Regimental colour (Dege & Skinner have the shirt
colour under LY PAO and filed under
the old Saville Row tailors of "Rogers");
Officers Undress Crossbelt
(PAOLYC Hussar silver fittings, later
pattern c1900. The silver fittings are a common Hussar pattern
and can be purchased from Military antique dealers on eBay and
Coat, British Warm :- Cloth to be of
Regimental pattern. A double-breasted coat, lined in fleece;
"mufti front"; length just short of the knee; plain sleeves with
no cuffs, with one hole and button; leather buttons; rank badges
gilt and enamel.
Sword slings are worn underneath the SD jacket when the
crossbelt is worn and swords are required. The chrome plated
scabbard should be worn with these sword slings.
Scarlet Folding Field Service Cap,
with silver piping and two small plain half ball brass
buttons. Brown leather gloves and Cavalry Officer's
Crop (when without sword).
9th / 12th Lancer Officers at Derby Cathedral 2003.
LDY Other Ranks
LDYPAO O/R No.1 Dress Cap
Post 2006 Royal Yeomanry Cap badge to be worn on "Regimental"
Occasions otherwise LDYPAO Cap badge on "Squadron" occasion.
Jacket: Standard issue to Cavalry regiments. O/R wear
the medium size LDY Staybright button on their service dress for
all points on the jacket a button is needed.
Shirt and tie:- Fawn shirt
(issued); light brown tie (issued).
9th/12th Lancer SSM Derby Cathedral 2003.
Regimental Shoulder Title
Squadron Shoulder Title
An item of No.2 dress is the white Royal
Artillery Lanyard. This is worn in respect to the service given
in World War 2 by the 153rd & 154th (Leicestershire Yeomanry)
Field Regiments, RA.
||Instructors badge is placed on
the rank chevrons, "qualified" other ranks on left lower
sleeve. Senior NCO's Crowns are placed above the LDY
AA LDY Button, x8 20mm, x2 13mm plain half ball in cap.
||RY Button, x8 20mm, x2 13mm
plain half ball in cap (Issue to be confirmed).
|O/R Dress Gloves (when ordered)
||Scarlet O/R Folding Field Service Cap
with two small half ball brass buttons, O/R whip and
senior NCO's Brown gloves.
Coat, British Warm :-
Mounted Great Coat (As modern Royal Horse Artillery)
LDY PAO are a Sabre Regiment/Squadron and therefore Parade with
"Sabres" and not Lances.
O/R undress sword knot (dark brown)
O/R Ammo Boots
9th/12th Lancer NCO's at Derby Cathedral 2003.
No 2 Dress Mounted
Worn by mounted Corps or
Cavalry soldiers and grooms - on
non-ceremonial mounted parades, and as ordered.
Khaki Jacket, Pantaloons and
Slung Sword and Short, White Gloves worn on Escort rehearsals.
Forage Cap (Service Dress Cap on exercise or training).
British Warm Coat or Raincoat may be worn in inclement
QRH Corporal in mounted undress with the regiments drum
horse. LDY O/R undress exercise and training uniform.
Piece details WO
Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own
Yeomanry) RAC (TA)
||Open Document, Open Description,
Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
The National Archives, Kew
LY Service Dress
153rd LY 2/40 SP Rgt 8/44, RAC
Leicestershire (PAO) Yeomanry
Regimental Standing Orders 1928
I. Service Dress
Regimental Tailors :- Messrs. Rogers, 8, New Burlington Street,
Saville Row, W.
(Today : Dege & Skinner,
Detail of Uniform to be worn by officers:-
Khaki Cap :- Regimental pattern, to be obtained from Messrs.
Herbert Johnson, 38, New Bond Street, W. Cap badge, bronze;
buttons, bronze (plain); cap badge and buttons to be polished.
Khaki jacket :- Cloth of Regimental pattern. Jacket cut full in
the skirt; four patch pockets; no band at the waist; pointed
cuffs on the sleeves, but without buttons; rank badges gilt and
enamel, 7/8 inch; collar badges and buttons, bronze, and to be
Medals :- Officers medals will have small invisible loops on the
jacket immediately above the medal ribbons to take the medal
brooch. Medals to be mounted on a "cage brooch", with the ribbon
folded down below the top of the medal, and with the medal sewn
down to keep it in position when riding. Brooches can be
obtained at Messrs. Hunt and Roskell, 25, Old Bond Street, W.
Breeches :- Cloth to be of Regimental pattern obtainable from
Messrs. Rogers. Breeches may, however, be made by Officers' own
breeches makers if required, but the Regimental cloth must be
Field boots :- Brown leather, with lace at the instep.
Spurs :- Ordinary hunting spurs, minimum length one inch. Guards
to be worn on the over strap. Chains will not be worn.
Sam Browne belt :- Brown leather with one brace. Brown sword
Sword :- Cavalry pattern, with plain brown leather scabbard.
Sword knot of flat brown leather (Messrs. Wilkinson, of Pall
Gloves :- Brown leather riding gloves.
Coat, British Warm :- Cloth to be of Regimental pattern. A
double-breasted coat, lined in fleece; "mufti front"; length
just short of the knee; plain sleeves with no cuffs, with one
hole and button; leather buttons; rank badges gilt and enamel,
Whistle :- Worn on lanyard on the right shoulder, and not on the
brace of the Sam Browne belt.
Shirt and collars :- material of Regimental colour; collar and
shirt of the same material; knitted tie; stiff collars will not
Officers will carry sticks when swords are not worn.
Khaki puttees :- May be worn if desired.
Khaki slacks :- To be of the same cloth as the jacket; turned up
at the bottom, and worn with brown shoes.
Colonel Sir Geoffrey Codrington's Service Dress.
Note the "pointed cuff" on the sleeves (without the two buttons
above each) as per regimental pattern.
Instructors badge placed on the chevrons, "qualified" other
ranks on left lower sleeve. Senior NCO Crowns placed above
the LY Silver Badge.
1928 LY PAO Dress Regs (305) state : Staff Sergeants will wear
the badge of their trade on the top of their chevrons.