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The 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) was formed in July 1944 by the amalgamation at Carpiquet Airfield in Normandy of the two existing Sharpshooters' regiments: the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) and 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), both of which were veterans of the 8th Army. Amalgamation was necessitated by the shortage of manpower constraining the British Army at that stage of the War, coupled with the losses sustained thus far in the Normandy campaign (including by 4th CLY at the disastrous Battle of Villers-Bocage in June 1944).

The Regiment remained part of the 4th Armoured Brigade (under Brigadier—later Field-Marshal—Mike Carver) for the remainder of the War. The Regiment was awarded 44 battle honours for its service in World War: a total only bettered (within the Royal Armoured Corps) by the 11th Hussars.

Disbanded in Germany in 1946, the Regiment reformed as a Territorial Army armoured regiment in 1947. In 1961 the Regiment merged with the Kent Yeomanry to form the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry.

See also

County of London Yeomanry

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