Hard Fighting

A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900 - 1946

Jonathan Hunt

* The first history of this well-known Yeomanry regiment's distinguished service in the 20th Century.

* Strong regional links (Midlands) and national profile.

* The Regiment has a superb fighting record particularly in WW2.

* Companion volume to Unicorns (the history pre 1900).

* Painstakingly researched.
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16pp of B&W plates
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848848917
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This account, following on from Unicorns - The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794- 1899, covers the Regiment’s war service between 1900 and 1945.

During the Boer War the SRY formed part of the first volunteer unit to see active service overseas fighting the Boer Commandos as cavalry.

For its role in the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign, the Regiment was awarded the King’s Colour and then fought Allenby’s victorious campaign against the Turks.

During the Second World War the Regiment initially saw service in Palestine, at the siege of Tobruk and the fall of Crete. After acting as Special Forces in Ethiopia, they were converted to armor and fought through from Alamein to Tripoli before returning to North-west Europe for D-Day and the advance to Germany. In so doing they won thirty Battle Honours and 159 awards including eighty-three for gallantry.

General Sir Brian Horrocks later wrote ‘no armored regiment can show a finer
record of hard fighting.’ Hence the title of this invaluable regimental history.

About The Author

Jonathan Hunt is a retired solicitor. He joined the Territorial Army in 1963 and transferred into the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Squadron of the Royal Yeomanry in 1969. He commanded the Squadron from 1975 – 1978, the Royal Yeomanry from 1979 to 1982 for which he was appointed an OBE and retired in 1995 as a full Colonel.

He was the Honorary Colonel of the Sherwood Rangers from 1994 to 2004 and has been Chairman of the Old Comrades Association since 1993. He wrote the companion volume Unicorns - The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794 – 1899.
Married with two sons, he lives near Worksop.

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