Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry

Raised in 1794 as The Dorset Volunteer Rangers, the Regiment was stood down, reformed and re-named on a number of occasions as the threat to the Nation varied. 

The Regiment sent volunteers to South Africa during the Boer War as part of the Imperial Yeomanry and during the First World War fought at Gallipoli and in North Africa and Palestine. 

In 1922 they converted to the artillery role, splitting on the outbreak of the Second World War to form the 141st (QODY) and 94th (Dorset & Hants) Field Regiments of the Royal Artillery. 

The 94th landed in Normandy and fought through to Bremen in support of the 43rd (Wessex) Division but disbanded in 1946. The QODY served on under various titles until 1967 when it was disbanded. 

The Keep Military Museum