Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Beds Yeomanry Hone Their Skills

Thursday 22nd June 1916: When not in the trenches the members of the Beds Yeomanry are engaged in cavalry work, and to prevent staleness, a Divisional Show was recently held, in which some of the crack regular cavalry competed. Among the entrants was a section of our county regiment, who chose the class in which the conditions were that the entrants should go into action with guns on pack horses and jump two fences with them and out of action. This was open to all the Machine Gun Sections of the Division.

The members were aware that they were “hot stuff” at this, but little thought they stood a chance against the regular sections who had been at it for years. The Beds Yeomanry were the only Territorial Section competing, and it is a pleasure to record that they came out on top, gaining 94 points out of a possible 100. Hats off to the MG section of the Bedfordshire Yeomanry!

Source: Bedfordshire Times 7th July 1916

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