Instruction at Flemish Farm, Windsor - September
Following another most
enjoyable day at Flemish Farm in July, NY (M) will be booking another session
for 27 September. The 20th may be alternatively available if the
27th is a problem for a significant number of you. As before, it
will comprise an hour’s Troop Ride, followed by an hour’s
Skill-At-Arms. Cost as before is £25 per hour and you can opt
for the Troop Ride only, but if you want to do the SAA you have
to have been on the TR first! The TR starts at 1300 and we have
to tack up ourselves so muster time is 1215hrs
. Car sharing
arrangements can be organized with the share of the petrol per
Training under Sean Maxwell (Household Cavalry) has now moved to Tuesday
nights. It will be monthly to begin with, but we have the option
of a fortnightly session if enough people are able to make such
This will take place over
the weekend of 24-26 October. NY (M) is coordinating this so
please can you register your interest by emailing PAOY (MT) as
soon as possible.
About PAOY (MT) The PAOY Mounted Troop has been started with the aim of
gaining proficiency in Military Mounted drill, skill at arms and
ceremonial training. All Troop training will be under the
instruction of "Qualified" Instructors from the Household
Cavalry and others. The PAOY Mounted Troop is being started in
association with the established Northamptonshire Yeomanry
(Mounted) and the Honourable Artillery Company (Light Cavalry).
The PAOY Troop is
not an Army Unit or part of any current serving
unit but is in association with the Leicestershire Yeomanry
(PAO) Association. PAOY (MT) is simply a "club" for Cavalry or Yeomanry Cavalry
enthusiasts. However, it is the intention to provide able
military trained riders for ceremonial occasions if required and
also hopes revive the mounted spectacle of a Troop "Section(s)" of the
Leicestershire (PAO) Yeomanry c1910 for "Living History"
The PAOY (Mounted Troop) is open to all riders with a good level
of riding experience, you "don't" need to have military
experience to join but you do need to be a competent rider. It
would be excellent to have serving Yeoman or ex-Yeoman in the
Troop as well.
If you're level of riding experience needs a boost then the
"Somerby Equestrian Centre" near Melton Mowbray has all the
facilities and qualified instructors (civilian) to bring you up
Equipment and uniform will have to be acquired by
the new member, training establishments will provide the mounts
(or bring your own when appropriate). A list of equipment needed
for basic training is as follows:-
Black Straps & Spurs (Royal Horse
Artillery if Possible)
Long Riding Boots (Black)
c1900 Pattern Sabre (not essential)
eBay (M D Long Ltd)
White buff sword knot (not essential)
Household Cavalry wet weather riding cloak
** LY embroidered shoulders titles (for Jumper) can be obtained
from a UK supplier at a cost of £10 a pair. All the items above
can be easily and cheaply obtained (eBay is a great place),
Indian (green scabbard and hilt) 1908 pattern Sabres can be
purchased for £75 from a supplier in Leicester. LCA Recognition
Flashes are available on joining and are to be worn on both arms
of the No2 Dress Jacket, the top point of the diamond is exactly
4 inches below the top shoulder seam. PAOY Polo shirts will be available (at cost) on joining
as will the stable belt. RHA Spur straps can be provided by PAOY
Drill Riding by the 15th Hussars
**If invited on another Troop's training then dress code will be
set by that Troop.
There is no rank structure within the PAOY Troop, however there
are proficiency levels that will be achieved and old cavalry
rank will be worn on a brassard to indicate this. Riders that have gained equal
proficiency will be rotated giving others a chance to come on.
It is the aim of each rider to understand and experience each
level of Troop proficiency.
Come and earn your badge.... these
are not given away and you really do have to work hard for them.
PAOY (Mounted Troop) is for the "Cavalry" enthusiast, not
HAC LC Tent pegging 2008
Joint training with the "Northamptonshire Yeomanry
(Mounted)" is underway at HAC (LC) HQ Flemish Farm in Windsor
(Guards Polo Club) on the 5th of July.
An HAC LC Troop section on inspection just
before duty at the Queen's Cup and Windsor Cup Polo Guards on
the 15th and 22nd June 2008. ("Oz" is the grey). The photo is
taken at Flemish Farm the HAC LC HQ.
Then later on in the year (October) at Moulton College
Equitation Centre in Northampton.
The Northamptonshire Yeomanry (mounted), will be holding a day
of mounted drill (mainly one hand including the use of the
sword), mounted skill at arms and assessment rides for new
members. The instruction will be under the Instructor HAC LC and
the assessments will be conducted by the Cpl of Horse Instructor
NY(M) The venue will be at the Stables of the Honorable
Artillery Company Light Cavalry Flemish Farm, Windsor Great
If you are interested in joining then please contact me by ---->
email <---- for joining instructions.
Insurance: We recommend that all riders have British Horse
Society "Gold" Insurance.
THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY (MOUNTED)
(Associated to the Northamptonshire Yeomanry)
MATTER WHAT YOUR INTEREST IN THE WORLD OF THE HORSE THE
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY (MOUNTED) HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER YOU.
NY MT Troop section on inspection before their
passing out ride at HAC LC HQ, Flemish Farm, Windsor.
you are a person in Northamptonshire or the surrounding Counties
that has an interest in horses and would like the opportunity to
enjoy your hobby with friends The Northamptonshire Yeomanry
(Mounted) is for you.
SSM Watts (NY MT) preparing for her passing out ride at HAC LC
HQ, Flemish Farm, Windsor.
Northamptonshire Yeomanry (mounted) is not an Army Unit; it is a
military riding club, which aims to allow its members to develop
their love for horses within a formal structure. The British
Cavalry of the C20th is without doubt the centre of all riding
knowledge to be found in all disciplines of riding in Britain.As such the Northamptonshire Yeomanry (Mounted), not only
has fun events with good friends but also endeavors to assist
the riders to achieve their aims no matter what they are,
through the training to be found in the British Cavalry.
Chris Morley-Smith being presented with a course
certificate by Reg Howe the Commander of the HAC LC
The Northamptonshire Yeomanry
(Mounted) being a Squadron of the Regiment is broken up into 2
Sabre Troops, one in based in Northampton, the other at Wisbech
The OC NY (MT) and the SSM Lancashire Hussars (MT) seen
here in Poland 2007.
scope of activities of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry (Mounted),
are varied. However, all activities are based around those of a
mounted Unit and as such we expect all mounted members to be
able to ride to a fair standard to gain the full experience of
the events offered. Besides the constant mounted training being
undertaken at places such as Moulton College of Equitation and
at HAC LC Windsor, some of the events carried out by the NY (M)
over the last 12 months are as follows:
instruction at The Sidesaddle Centre Kineton,
Military riding in Windsor Great Park,
Lancer Days at Poznan Poland,
Visit and guided tour of the Household Cavalry Barracks
Campaign Ride in the West Prussian Forest
dinner and visit to The Household Cavalry at Bodney
IF YOU FEEL THAT THIS LEAFLET HAS SPARKED AN INTEREST
IN WHAT THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY (MOUNTED) IS ALL ABOUT
PLEASE CONTACT US VIA THIS WEBSITE WHO WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY
TO TRY AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS:
(1919: The Northamptonshire Yeomanry Dragoons)
The last troop of Yeomanry in the County, The Royal
Kettering, was disbanded in 1873 and, until February
1902 when the new regiment was gazetted,
Northamptonshire was without its own Yeomanry.
The First uniform of the new regiment was of regulation
drab, or khaki, with pale blue collar, cuffs and piping
up back, sleeves and down the front of the jacket.
Shoulder chains with brass lettering NIY. The Regimental
badge, as worn on the collar, side-cap, peaked cap etc.,
was the "galloping white horse": the badge used as the
centre piece of Maltese Cross on the Shakos of the
A full dress uniform was in use by 1905 although at this
date, probably by senior officers only. The picture
(left) shows a representation of the blue Dragoon
uniform of a Lt.Col. of 1905. the white metal dragoon
helmet carries the "galloping white horse" badge in the
centre of the helmet star and a plume of white over
light blue horse hair. The blue tunic has a pale blue
collar, decorated with the regimental badge, and cuffs
and piping of the same shade. All lace is silver and
that on the shoulder belt, waist belt and sword slings
has a pale blue lining running through. The waist belt
has a silver rectangular plate ornamented with the
"white horse" badge.
In levee-dress, officers' blue overalls would have
double silver stripes, but for other occasions double
pale blue as shown.
LIGHT CAVALRY ASSOCIATION
LCA Recognition Flash
This emblem represents the "civilian" Light Cavalry
association "LCA", it is worn on the military uniform used by
the various Cavalry Clubs within the LCA to signify that a) The
individual is "civilian" b) The Cavalry Club is a member of the
Individuals within the LCA are accepted by their own Cavalry
Clubs, and the Cavalry Clubs are accepted into the LCA,
only, by invitation.
Invitation into the LCA recognises the standard and ability of
the club and the members therein.
Any military uniform worn within an LCA Cavalry Club is worn
according to its own club regulations and in recognition to the
numbered points below.
(The "LCA" is a worldwide association.)
It is recognised that :-
1. No insignia or current specific uniform is worn by an
individual or Cavalry club of any active Corps/Regiment of the
British Army, unless he/she, is enlisted and in service and
entitled to do so.
2. Any uniform worn by an individual or Cavalry Club that
represents a former regiment of the British Army, regular or
Yeomanry, is worn with express permission from the relevant
regimental association and is worn with respect.
3. Any rank worn within the Cavalry Club is gained by his/her
level of proficiency within the Cavalry Club according to its
rules and in no way represents the authority of the Military
equivalent. However, the rank may hold whatever authority given
to it in its "own" Cavalry Club.
4. If a Cavalry Club within the LCA is attending any event (in
uniform) where the regular army is also in attendance, then it
is expected that the Cavalry Club representative make his
club known to the senior officer in charge as a matter of
courtesy (to avoid any confusion or embarrassment to both
5. No Military Medals may be worn by a Cavalry Club unless an
individual therein has earned the medal(s) in service within
H.M. Armed Forces and the occasion is appropriate.
Why do we need something like the Light Cavalry Association?
The world of light cavalry is one of lost souls
wondering around a plane of desperation. There is not a lack of
people to organise events and shows but there is a lack of
mounted light cavalrymen to attend them. This lack of manpower
so dispirits the organisers into organising nothing. Indeed,
some events are precluded due to the lack of the manpower to
All Light Cavalry Units are, by their very nature,
independent and are not at home to others telling them what to
do. Therefore to join an organisation that would hand over
ownership of the Unit is not an acceptable situation. The Light
Cavalry Association is not an Organisation but an ASSOCIATION!!!
It has no interest of controlling the Units within it nor does
it expect the constituent Units to expect it to do so. It is an
association of grown ups who should be trusted.
The aim of the Light Cavalry Association is to give the
Units within it a resource of light cavalrymen to carry out
their projects. Due to this it also gives to the Units a
calendar of events that are available from the other Units to
attend. This does not mean it is a supplier of cheap labour for
public events as the attendance at any event is down to each
individual Unit deciding if it wants to attend. Therefore the
prettier event the more support can be expected.
The Central Committee that consists of the Commanding
Officer of each Unit plus one other runs the Light Cavalry
Association. From this resource is taken the few Association
administrative officers plus others seconded to the Central
Committee. The only posts of the Central Committee are the CEO
and the Muster Master. The first post is self explanatory the
second is the person who holds the Calendar of events.
The CEO has been
given the power to deal with all situations in a unilateral way
for the safety of the LCA. This position is to be rotated
through the C.O.’s of the constituent Units. Or held over for an
extended tour at the grace of the Unit C.O’s
All Units within
the LCA can veto all other Units wishing entry.
The type of Unit
is related only to their need of being in a light cavalry unit.
This means they could be anything from modern British Army
Cavalry though all the shades of re-enactment.
The only situation
that will bring ire upon any Unit is bringing the LCA into
There is no
subscription to the LCA from the constituent Units, just the
honest bon ami that each group brings to the LCA.