Original Pre-WWI City Of London Yeomanry “Rough Riders” Other Ranks Lancers Uniform Jacket

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Dating from before World War One this is a fantastic blue and purple wool lancer's tunic with City Of London Yeomanry “Rough Riders” buttons. The shoulders have chain link epaulets. The inner lining is grey and has a label that is stitched onto the collar that reads 27. Maiden Lane, Bedford St, Pipe & McGill Strand.

Approximate measurements:
Collar to shoulder: "11
Shoulder to sleeve: "25
Shoulder to shoulder: "19
Chest width: "17.5
Waist width: "16
Hip width: "18
Front length: "32

The City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) was a yeomanry regiment of the British Territorial Army, formed in 1901 from veterans of the Second Boer War. In World War I it served dismounted in the Gallipoli Campaign but reverted to the mounted role in the Senussi campaign, at Salonika and in Palestine. It ended the war as a machine gun unit on the Western Front. In the interwar years it was reduced to a battery in a composite Royal Horse Artillery unit in London, but in the period of rearmament before World War II it was expanded into a full regiment of light anti-aircraft artillery. It served in this role during The Blitz and later in the Tunisian and Italian campaigns. Postwar it became an armoured regiment. It amalgamated with the Inns of Court Regiment to form the Inns of Court & City Yeomanry in 1961. The lineage is maintained by 68 (Inns of Court & City Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, part of 71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment.
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