The Pembroke Yeomanry Trust

Drawing of Pembroke Yeomanry circa 1797 by Olaf McLeod

The Pembroke Yeomanry was raised on April 19th, 1794 as the ‘Pembrokeshire Company of Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry’.  They rose to fame in Feb 1797 when the Castlemartin Troop, under their Captain Lord Cawdor, rode to engage a small French army that had landed near Fishguard.  They were later to receive a Battle Honour for this action, and remain to this day the only Regiment to be honoured for an action on mainland Britain.  Pembroke Yeoman subsequently saw service in the Boer War, the Great War, and as Artillery in World War 2.  The traditions of the Regiment are proudly carried forward by 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Squadron of 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.  Members of this squadron have served with distinction in the recent conflicts in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Pembroke Yeomanry Trust.

The Trust has a long heritage dating back to the first half of the 20th century and holds many items of historical interest relating to the Pembroke Yeomanry, which at times was referred to as the Castlemartin Yeomanry in honour of Lord Cawdor’s troop who rode against the French at Fishguard in 1797.  The object of the Trust is to advance the education of the public in the history of the Pembroke Yeomanry and its actions.  The current Trustees are enthusiastic volunteers who have commanded the Pembroke Yeomanry Squadron at one point.

The purpose of this site is to inform about the work of the Trust and to provide historical resources for those who wish to learn more about the history of the Pembroke Yeomanry.