The Sherwood Rangers have a proud continuing record of service as Territorial Army reserves in tanks, as armoured reconnaissance and as cavalry.
Formed in 1794 against a threatened French invasion, they were also used for internal security during the early 19th century, then became general reserve cavalry, first serving abroad during the Boer War. In 1915-16 they fought dismounted at Gallipoli, then took a leading part in the great cavalry advance of 1917-18 through Palestine and Syria which broke the Turkish army. Beginning the Second World War still on horseback, they ended it as an armoured regiment of the highest renown, earned by fighting in tanks from Alamein to Tunis then from D-Day into Germany.
Throughout the Cold War and since they have kept high standards of readiness and training in armoured and reconnaissance roles, contributing to NATO’s successful facing down of the Soviet threat. In recent years, Sherwood Rangers have seen active service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they continue to maintain readiness to serve as required.
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