Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry

A living history unit
 
 
 Tarleton Cavalry Helmets
 Crested, peaked leather helmet used by cavalry. 
Named after Banastre Tarleton, a British General during the A merical War of Independance, or American Revolution, depending on which side of the Atlantic you come from.
The Tarleton was very fashionable but it was replaced in 1812 by a cheaper shako.
 
 
 Yeomanry Uniforms 1794-1827
 Most Yeomanry Uniforms were supplied by the rich Commander. There is a wide variety of uniforms as illustrated on the flickr pages below. Regular Cavalry wore dark blue but yeomanry wore red, blue, green and sometimes white. Many had the braid patterns suggested by Hussar uniforms.                                                                                                                  
 
 
Yeomanry Buttons 1794 - 1827
 Pictured is the only WYC button we know about from this period.
It is a cuff button and was found by a metal detector. It may have been an officer button as there is evidence that it was gilded.
 
Yeomanry Guidons Weaponry and Equipment
 We had our Guidon made as a copy of an original held by the Worcester museum service.                                                                                                                                                              

Yeomanry Guidons Weaponry and Equipment on Flickr