PAOLYC Manoeuvres

LY PAO Musical Ride c1930's

c1930's ORs crossbelt, as seen above.

LY, C Squadron at High Tor, Whitwick in August 1911. Troop Fencing practice.

Sword vs Sword
A Dragoon (Yellow) and Lifeguard (Red) compete at the Military Tatoo in London c1890s.
Harry Payne Postcard

Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry at Garendon Camp 1909.

Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry at Garendon Camp 1907, 1 man to four horses.

Colonel F G Blair inspecting the A Squadron lines in 1905, OC Major Muir to the Colonels left and 2ic Captain The Hon P C Evans-Freke to the right.

Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry at Camp 1903.

Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry at Camp 1903.

Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry at Camp 1903.

PAOLYC in mounted drill order circa 1899

A Troop in review order c1895.

The PAOLYC Regiment on parade at Aston camp c1890

The PAOLYC c1885, part of a print by Simpkin.

 "The 6th Yeomanry Brigade"
P.A.O Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and the Derbyshire Yeomanry Cavalry
at annual Camp (Aston) in 1890.

A PAOLYC Squadron in formation for inspection at Aston Camp.

Brigadier Col. Chandos-Pole (DYC) inspecting the Regiments at Aston Camp 1890, the lead Squadrons of the LYC in the background having just marched past.

Reginald W Chandos-Pole "Shandy" of the Derbyshire Yeomanry Cavalry, a Vanity Fair Print 1888.

An LYC Squadron leader saluting the Brigadier with the Regimental band playing in the background.

The Derbyshire Yeomanry (Dragoons) starting their march past the Brigadier at Aston Camp. The Leicestershire having been first in order of seniority. The Leicestershire and the Derbyshire have had a long association culminating in their amalgamation in 1957.

A close up of the Derbyshire, note the White/Red throat plume of the Troop Leader.

The Officer's Mess at Aston camp, with the LYC entertaining the Ladies.

The Leicestershire & The Derbyshire Officers together.

PAOLYC Review by the Duke of Cambridge
(April 25th1885)

H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge (1895)

The Duke of Cambridge was born in 1819, and entered the army in 1837, with the rank of Colonel.  He became Major-General in 1845, Lieutenant-General in 1854, General in 1856, Field Marshal in 1862.  In the Crimea the Duke commanded the 1st Division, and was present at the Alma, Balaclava and at Inkerman, where he had his horse shot under him.  In July, 1856, the Duke was appointed Commander-in-Chief, which office he held until October 1895.  On his retirement the Duke of Cambridge was specially appointed Chief Personnel A.D.C. to the Queen, and Colonel-in-Chief of the Army, a distinction that will give the Duke precedence and an ex-officio position at all reviews and military ceremonies he may be present at.

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Two PAOLYC Squadrons and the mounted band are seen in this photograph awaiting inspection by the Duke of Cambridge.

The regiment on review by the Duke of Cambridge.

The Duke of Cambridge (right) with Colonel Baillie on the Dukes right, the LYC RSM and duty Sergeant following.

Part of the Duke of Cambridge's contingent inspecting the Regiment, the Hussar officer with a Shabraque is a senior officer from another Yeomanry.

Dismounted Live firing.

A Lance Corporal of Horse (signals instructor) and Lance Corporal (Signals qualified) of the signals troop ready for inspection by the Duke.

OC Colonel Baillie (Centre), note the RHA Captain behind the Colonel and how similar both uniforms are.