The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own) 1907-1967 :: J. R. I. (John Rowley Innes) Platt

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own) 1907-1967 :: J. R. I. (John Rowley Innes) Platt soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Garnstone Press, 1972, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Black & white plates; Maps; Colour frontispiece; Appendices (13);

From the cover: The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was formed in 1791. The oldest of the yeomanry regiments, it continued, with two short breaks, until 1967, when the Territorial Army was abolished. Brigadier Platt tells its story with great interest and humour, from 1907 for the next 60 years. All but ten of them cover peace-time soldiering; but the author has deliberately concentrated on the two wars, when the Regiment saw much fighting, earning itself great distinction. Beginning with Lord Haldanes Territorial and Reserve Forces Act of 1907, which established the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry in a revised form, the author goes on to deal with the camps and training up to 1914, when it was mobilized. There comes the story of the valiant part it took in the 1914-18 war and its temporary disbandment in 1917. Then Colonel Ulric Thynne, who had commanded it for three years, reformed the regiment in 1920. Many Wi…

Introduction by: Lord Margadale of Islay

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Military Army catalogue?


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