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This account, following on from Unicorns - The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794- 1899, covers the Regiment’s war service between 1900 and 1945.
During the Boer War the SRY formed part of the first volunteer unit to see active service overseas fighting the Boer Commandos as cavalry.
For its role in the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign, the Regiment was awarded the King’s Colour and then fought Allenby’s victorious campaign against the Turks.
During the Second World War the Regiment initially saw service in Palestine, at the siege of Tobruk and the fall of Crete. After acting as Special Forces in Ethiopia, they were converted to armour and fought through from Alamein to Tripoli before returning to North-west Europe for D-Day and the advance to Germany. In so doing they won thirty Battle Honours and 159 awards including eighty-three for gallantry.
General Sir Brian Horrocks later wrote ‘no armoured regiment can show a finer record of hard fighting.’ Hence the title of this invaluable regimental history.
The Forgotten VCs
By: Brian Best
By: Vivien Newman, David Alexander Scott Semeraro
Luck of the Devil
By: Robert Le Page
Edited by: Jonathan Falla
Not Ordinary Men
By: John Colvin
The Normandy Air War 1944
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones
A Delayed Life
By: Dita Kraus
By: Denis Winter
Voices in Flight: Path Finder Force
By: Martin Bowman
Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace