A super rare example of a short lived Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment Officers Shoulder Belt to the Craven Legion, raised in the county or Yorkshire
Raised as yeomanry in 1803. Associated with the volunteer infantry of the Legion. Overall command, Colonel Comm Thomas Lister, Lord Ribblesdale. Cavalry, Lieut Col Richard Wainman. Five troops by early 1804. With the transfer of the Legion’s infantry to the Local Militia in 1808, these troops became the Craven Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry; a sixth troop was added at some point between 1817 and 1820. Disbanded in 1828.
The total cost of clothing and equipment was estimated at “not much less than £10,000” (the infantry included) and described in 1804 as “uniformly handsome and good, but by no means tawdry or extravagant”.The uniform was blue jackets faced yellow, silver officers’ lace, blue pantaloons.