...as the Squadron marched through the cheering crowds which, even at the early hour of 4 a.m., had turned out to bid them an enthusiastic farewell, each man bore in his hat a spray of the 'lily of the valley' - the emblem of Leicester - presented to him by the Mayoress of the Town. Slowly making their way through the dense crowds near the Midland Station, the men entrained for Southampton, and took up their quarters on board the Galeka. The badge worn by the Squadron was brass numerals 6 and 5 on a blue and cerise rosette.
Collecting and researching medals and men of
65th (Leicestershire) Company, 17th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Particularly those of the first contingent that served in Rhodesia
I have the following titles in the collection. The pair were acquired in Natal with some IY buttons also posted for interest. Also included is a bad photo of an 12 IY man in uniform. The photo is from a very old Military Modelling magazine. Has anybody got any confirmation that the titles were worn with a number / s? Any info would be appreciated.