(Prince Albert's Own)
7th (V) Royal Anglian
The LDY PAO Squadron was formed on the 1st April 1971 from the
Leicestershire & Derbyshire (PAO) Yeomanry Cadre.
The LDY PAO Squadron was a separate unit within the 7th (V)
Royal Anglian Regiment.
The LDY PAO Sqn remained as part of the Royal Armoured Corps and
wore it's own badges and uniforms. It's personnel carry R.A.C
ranks and hold R.A.C trades. The Squadron came under R.A.C
records for pay and trade classification etc. but was otherwise
administered by the 7th (V) Royal Anglian Regiment.
LDY Sqn kept all it's old Regimental associations and the
Squadron was commanded, initially, by Major O.F.B. Burchnall.
Royal Armoured Corps
LDY Squadron Standard
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Visiting the Squadron at Thetford, 29th October 1975, with
OC "Kip" Gardener TD.
HRH prize giving, with a Derbyshire Dragoon Trooper honour guard
in the background. Sgt Gary Bliss (ex 9/12L) from Melton
Mowbray, here winning the inter Platoon competition in front of
Prince Philip in 1975.
OC Major. "Kip" Gardener
OC Major. A T C Haywood
OC Major. O F B Burchnall
Capt. Luke Smith
SSM Geoff Marshall (2)
SSM Les Richardson (1)
Cpl Gary Bliss
Cpl Mick Fendell
Cpl Chris Garratt
Cpl Rod Jones
Cpl Butcher Jones
Cpl Jan Janowski
Cpl Graham King
Cpl John Sills
L/Cpl Pete Waldron
Tpr REJ Boyle
Tpr John Webster
Wretham "A" Camp, LDY Sqn, Royal Anglian c1971.
Back Row (Left to Right): L/Cpl Pete Waldron, Cpl Rod Jones, Cpl
Jan Janowski, Cpl Gary Bliss, Cpl Mick Fendell, Cpl John Sills,
Cpl Chris Garratt, ?.
Front Row: Cpl Graham King, ?, Cpl Butcher Jones, L/Cpl
Smith-Cameron, Tpr John Webster, ?.