Unit History: 2nd Fife And Forfar Yeomanry

2nd Fife And Forfar Yeomanry

2nd Fife And Forfar Yeomanry

The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry (FFY) was an Armoured Yeomanry Regiment of the British Territorial Army formed in 1793 to 1956 when it was amalgamated with the Scottish Horse. The regiment saw action in the Second Boer War, Great War 1914-18, and the Second World War.

Second World War - 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

After the fall of Norway and France, the War Office was under the belief that there could be a German invasion of Ireland in during 1940. The 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry arrived in Northern Ireland on the 23rd June 1940 as a response to this threat and became the only Divisional Cavalry Regiment in the country.

They soon became part 53rd Division, attached to 159 Brigade. Their main duty was to patrol the border and they prepared to take the fight to Dublin if required.

After training in Northern Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom, the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry took part in the Normandy landings with the 29th Armoured Brigade in the 11th Armoured Division in June 1944. It subsequently saw action in Operation Epsom in June 1944, Operation Goodwood in July 1944, Operation Bluecoat in August 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

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