Latest site news – 15 May 2021

A rich military heritage in the County of Essex for over 200 years.

Find out more about the cap badges worn by the officers and soldiers of the Essex Yeomanry and other military units across the County of Essex.

Members of the Essex Yeomanry have worn a huge number of badges over its 200+ year existence, many officially sanctioned and many not.  The site aims to show the range of cap badges used.

George Palmer, Officer Commanding the West Essex Yeomanry Cavalry
Essex Yeomanry at Menin Gate, May 2005

Badges of the Essex Yeomanry

The West Essex Yeomanry Cavalry

The 19th Century.

The Essex Imperial Yeomanry

1901 – 1908.

Yeomen and Gunners

1908 – 1969.

The Royal Signals Era

1969 to date.

The Band and Cadets

1902 to date.

Other military units in the County

(content to follow as time and resource allows)

The 44th & 56th Regiments of Foot

The 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot and 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot.

Including the East Anglian Regiment and Royal Anglian Regiment.

Royal Artillery

The Essex Artillery Volunteers and Volunteer Artillery.

Royal Engineers

The Essex Volunteer and Fortress Engineers.

The Cadet Force, OTC, JTC, ACF and CCF units across the County.

Units formed to support the County and its forces on the Home Front.

The Badges and Insignia of the Essex Yeomanry

A newly published book covering in detail information on the cap and collar badges, shoulder titles, cloth and other badges of the Essex Yeomanry from the 1800s to date.  Fully illustrated in colour with details of the badges worn (and when) by the Regiment and affiliated Band and Cadet units.

All proceeds to the Essex Yeomanry Association, a registered charity.