1992 B (Leicestershire and Derbyshire [PAO] Yeomanry)
The Royal Yeomanry
at Leicester, conversion
and transfer to
RAC of B Coy
3 (v) WSFR.
B (LDY PAO) Company
3rd (Volunteer) Battalion
The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment
|Sutton in Ashfield
1978 re-Badged, B (LDY PAO) Coy, 3rd (V) The
Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters.
Leicestershire & Derbyshire
(P.A.O) Yeomanry Coy
(Leicestershire and Derbyshire [PAO] Yeomanry) Company
formed at Sutton-in-Ashfield and Ilkeston from the
Derbyshire Detachment of The Leicestershire and Derbyshire
(PAO) Yeomanry Squadron
7th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
Officially formed by 1 April 1978.
Major C W Gardener OC LDY PAO Coy 7 (V) RAR:
dated 14th Feb 1977
Annex "A" to 135 dated 11th Feb 1977
Section 4. "What's in it for the LDY?", Para' 2, Page 6
The Ilkeston Drill Hall will become an outstation, of
Platoon strength, of a new Company to be formed in 3
WFR. The HQ of this new Company will be at
Sutton-in-Ashfield (approx 15 miles North of Ilkeston)
and the Company will be known as "B (Leicestershire and
Derbyshire PAO Yeomanry) Company of 3 WFR."
Section 7. Advantages and Disadvantages to "B" (LDY PAO) COY of 3 WFR.,
Representation at Company Strength of the LDY in
||a) Home defence
|b) For the WFR
- the Royal Anglian "foot" is removed from their
natural recruiting area of Derbyshire.
||b) Camps only
in the UK
|c) For the
Ilkeston based part of the new Company, the
usual spirit of a detachment will remain.
interesting equipment than the Royal Anglian LDY
|d) Company HQ
is much nearer the detachment.
||d) Members of
Ilkeston who may prefer the NATO role may be
unable to easily get across to Loughborough.
||e) Those who
may remain at Ilkeston will have a change of cap
badge ................... again!
Section 8. Opportunities with the Royal Anglian LDY Company, Para' 1, Page
At this early stage very little is known about the new 3
(WFR) LDY Company which makes it difficult to forecast
opportunities for them. Naturally, by doubling the LDY
establishment, there should be greater opportunities for
promotion in "both" camps, and probably even greater
opportunity in the 3 WFR Camp.
Footnote:- It appears that every effort was made to
foster the LDY traditions within the B (LDY PAO) Coy 3
(v) WFR. Sadly on historical reflection, at Regimental
level it would be fair to say, the LDY PAO traditions
were firmly rejected and B Coy 3 (V) WFR only carried
the LDY in name alone. A sad testament to the Derbyshire
Yeomanry's continuity within the borders of Derbyshire.
The Leicestershire LDY PAO Coy 7(V) RAR embraced
the DY and still does today within the now "firmly"
established B (LDY PAO) Sqn, The Royal Yeomanry.