Royal Wessex Yeomanry/Gloucestershire Hussars Portcullis SNCO rank badge10234561
This hand embroidered rank badge is embroidered in Gold gilt wire with blue silk thread and a red velvet cushion in the coroent. The base fabric is a yellow melton cloth.
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of three historical regiments; the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and the Royal Devon Yeomanry. They were joined in 1999 by the Dorset Yeomanry and in 2014 by A Squadron of the Royal Yeomanry.
The role of Armoured Regiments like the Royal Wessex Yeomanry is to defeat the enemy using shock action: the sudden and overwhelming application of controlled violence. The Royal Wessex Yeomanry also provides close support to infantry units in offensive and defensive operations.