I am starting this thread on behalf of the Berkshire Yeomanry Museum. We hold a large number of records for the WW2 period so please ask if you need some information. The regiment formally camp into existence at Chiseldon Camp near Swindon when 99 (Bucks & Berks Yeo) Field Regiment split into 99 (Bucks Yeo) Field Regiment RA - part of 48 (South Midland) Division 145 (Berks Yeo) Field Regiment RA - part of 61 Division How did they decide who became first line and who the second line - incredibly they did it on the toss of a coin. Lets here from somebody who was there ... TA camp it was decided that we were going to…, the TA was going to be doubled in size, and it was a question as to whether we had one regiment which was Bucks and Berks of which we had a first and second line, or whether we split completely and we had one regiment which was Bucks Yeomanry and one regiment which was Berkshire Yeomanry. And eventually we decided on the latter as being a better one because it was easier to deal with. So we spun a coin and the Bucks won and they became first line and we became second line. So we then split up all the bits and pieces and we became second line so a great deal of the stuff which we used to think was ours was handed over to the Bucks Yeomanry, just before the war, and it then became theirs. And that how we divided ourselves before the war Andrew French Asst. Hon Curator Berkshire Yeomanry Museum ... Be you Berkshire ?