Kent & County of London Yeomanry The Sharpshooters Remembrance Poppy Pin (KCLYS)
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Wear this Kent & County of London Yeomanry The Sharpshooters Remembrance Poppy Pin with pride at any time of the year not just Remembrance Week.
Made with High quality metals and enamels.
Rear rubber butterfly pin fastener.
Size: 38 mm x 34 mm
Unit Lapin Pin 25mm with single rubber pin fastener
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The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry is a unit of the Territorial Army ('TA') that was formed in 1961 as the Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) by the amalgamation of two yeomanry regiments, the 297 (Kent Yeomanry) Regt, Royal Artillery and the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). It served initially as an armoured reconnaissance regiment until 1967 and the re-organisation of the TA, when it was disbanded and reconstituted as three separate units:
- 'C' Squadron, Royal Yeomanry
- 'R' Battery, The London and Kent Regiment, Royal Artillery
- 'A' Company, 8th Battalion, The Queen's Regiment
In 1969, the artillery battery was converted to a squadron of the Royal Signals as part of 71 Signal Regiment. In 1971, this was given the name '265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry) Squadron'. The infantry company remained part of the Queen's Regiment, but no longer remained as part of the Sharpshooters. In 1987, a third squadron, 'HQ (Kent and County of London Yeomanry) Squadron', 71 Signal Regiment was raised. This structure was maintained until 2006; in February, 'HQ' and '265' Squadrons were amalgamated into 265 (Kent and County of London) Support Squadron (Sharpshooters). In August, 'C' Squadron, along with the rest of the Royal Yeomanry, was rebadged under the new single RY cap badge.
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