Officer, The North Somerset Yeomanry, 1854
Frome Troop of Cavalry raised 1802 merged many times to become today’s 93 (North Somerset Yeomanry) Squadron 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment
The regiment was formed in 1798 as the Frome Troop of Cavalry, disbanded in 1802, re-formed in 1803, and has had a continuous existence since then until today as the 93 (North Somerset Yeomanry) Squadron 39 (Skinners) Signal Regiment. In 1943 it became a unit of the Royal Signals, but was converted in 1947 to mechanised cavalry, and amalgamated in 1956 with the 44th Royal Tank Regiment to form a composite armoured regiment.
THE DRESS of the officer of the North Somerset Yeomanry shown here is remarkable chiefly because it consists of a normal light dragoon uniform with a heavy dragoon helmet. Yeomanry uniforms often show mixtures of this sort, usually owing to a whim of the commanding officer. The black feather plume on the helmet, replacing the more usual horse-hair plume, is particularly striking.
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