Document ReferenceGa 2 E 192
TitleLetter from Charles G. Edwards, Wicklesham, Faringdon, Berkshire to George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 15 Feb. 1900
Date15 February 1900
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionConcerning the Yeomanry. States that although he left the Yeomanry some years ago, he is still interested and has been asked to command the 2nd Berkshire Company. Is anxious that the yeomanry isn't converted into 'mounted infantry', and gives his reasons against the idea, being concerns about drills and rapidity of movement. Also gives Lord Wolseley's arguement against the idea. Thinks that the yeomanry could be armed with rifles but without bayonets and called 'Mounted Rifles', much like the Imperial Yeomanry. Suggests a standard uniform for all yeomanry, and claims it would be "popular and cheap". Provides viewpoint of the War Office. News of Lance Rolleston.
Termcavalry, yeomanry
cavalry, volunteer
armies, British, armed forces
cavalry, uniform

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NA80523Edwards; Charles Grove (1843-1904); Colonel; of Wicklesham, Fraingdon, Berkshire1843-1904
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