1st fife and forfar yeomanry

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by Donnie, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    hi everyone,

    I have been trying to trace my grandfathers military service in ww2 for some time now. and yesterday i came across a photo which on the back says...

    "A" squadron

    1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

    March 1944

    If anyone out there could give me some info on what they did during the war I.E Battles ECT i would be most grateful

    Thanks, Donnie
  2. MalcolmII

    MalcolmII Senior Member

    Original 1st F&Fy were in 51st Highland Division from September 1939 to June 1940 when they went into the bag at St Valery. Reformed in the UK and from December 1940 to July 1944 they were in 28th Armoured Brigade, 9th Armoured Division in the UK (disbanded August 1944) from October 1944 to November 1944 they were Divisional Troops in 79th Armoured Division then from November 1944 to June 1945 the 1st F&FY were in 31st Armoured Brigade , 79th Armoured Division. Some time in spring 1945 they were equipped with the first Comet tanks.

    I'm not sure where they were between July 1944 and October 1944.

  3. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Thanks for the info mate

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. nickc

    nickc Member

  6. nickc

    nickc Member


    I will check over my book The 79th Armoured Div and see what i can dig out on Sqdn A

  7. MalcolmII

    MalcolmII Senior Member

  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  9. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Just to carry on from this thread, is there a way to find out the 1FFYs casualties Statistics throughout the war. I.E how many men were lost.

  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Anyone got copies of the Units War Diaries during May 1940. I'm interested in their involvement around Cassel and Saint Sylvestre especially that with 5 Royal Horse Artillery.

  11. mikky

    mikky Member

    Worth checking out the Imperil War Museum audio collection Click


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