Our history from 1794-1830

East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry c1810

East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry 1794-1827

In April 1794, troops were raised at Nonington, Deal, Wingham, Lydd, Denton, Elham, Rolvenden, Isle of Thanet and Provender.

In 1797, Troops were called out for the first time in aid of the civil power and sent to the Isle of Sheppey to help deal with the mutiny of sailors at the Nore

In 1803, the troops were incorporated into a Regiment to be known as East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry.

The Regiment continued in service after the Napoleonic Wars with the particular role of duties in aid of the civil power.  In 1827, the Government disbanded  Yeomanry Regiments in those counties  where they had not been called upon to act in aid of the civil power in the previous 10 years.

This applied to both the East and West Kent Yeomanry.