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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
weapons
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
colonel john boag
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG

SATNAV:  NR25 7EH ,  WEYBOURNE, NORFOLK, UK

open 25 March to 29th october every day 10am - 5pm

information:  01263 588 210   SHOP:   01263 588 284

‍The suffolk and norfolk 
yeomanry

UK's largest Collection of memorabilia for these two Regiments
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 YEOMANRY HISTORY

The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry were each formed in the late 18th century for the purpose of defending the nation against a French invasion. Until the turn of the 20th century Yeomanry had only been called upon for home defence 

In 1899 a Royal Warrant was issued for the creation of an “Imperial Yeomanry” to fight in South Africa

During WW1 both The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry saw deployment to Gallipoli, Palestine, the Western Front and France until the Armistice in 1918

With war looming in 1938 the Suffolk Yeomanry became the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Regiment, Royal Artillery while the Norfolk Yeomanry split off to form the 65th Regiment, Norfolk Yeomanry 

At the start of WW2 in 1939 the Norfolk Yeomanry were first deployed with the British Expeditionary Force to France before evacuation through Dunkirk. They were then later sent to North Africa and in 1943 were shipped to Italy landing at Salerno before returning to England in January 1944

The Suffolk Yeomanry, by contrast, were denied active service until both Regiments were landed in Normandy in June 1944 to become part of the Allied occupying force before de-mobilisation in 1946

The separate Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry identities remained until 1961 when they became a joint Regiment in the Royal Artillery. In 2005 as 677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron, Army Air Corps they formed a unit of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps (Volunteers). They are now engaged in re-fueling and re-arming the Apache helicopters based at Wattisham airfield near Ipswich in Suffolk

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WEAPONS

As Infantry The Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry’s weapons began with the Long Land Pattern Rifle ("Brown Bess") until the 1830s. They then used the British Army Pattern Minié musket before the Martini-Henry rifle was adopted in 1871. During the First and Second World Wars they had various models of the Lee–Enfield Rifle 

Their role in Artillery began with the 9 Pounder field gun before moving on to the 13 Pounder and finally the 18 Pounder towards the end of WW1. When in North Africa in WW2 they used the very successful 25 Pounder field gun

After the War, while training in Germany, they had the 5.5 inch Howitzer and by 1980 were equipped with the 105mm Light Gun. Their last weapon was the FH70 155mm Field Howitzer before their Artillery role was discontinued in the early 1990s

Examples of most of these weapons can be seen in the Museum and the following video shows the 13 Pounder during a display by King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

JOHN BOAG
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Colonel John H Boag  OBE  MC  DL  JP BA
2nd January 1910 – 27th April 2009

Colonel John Boag was responsible, single handily, for creating the collection of thousands of paintings and artefacts. He spent twenty years assembling memorabilia which spans the 200 year history of the Yeomanry. When the Regiment was reformed in 1947 its Honorary Colonel asked him what remained from the former Regiment and he replied “ A Quartermaster Sergeant and a cupboard of Silver” 

Thus began his passion as a historian and the accumulation of records, uniforms, weapons, paintings and photographs of which only a part are on display. The Collection was first exhibited at The Muckleburgh Military Collection in 1991 where it can now be seen by the wider public