3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
MIDDLE EAST 1942-43
In June the two Regiments parted company, 3CLY becoming part of the 4th Armoured Brigade while 4CLY remained with 22nd Armoured Brigade. One squadron of 3CLY joined 4CLY to defend the Alam El Halfa ridge when the Germans launched their last all-out offensive. After two days of bitter fighting, the Sharpshooters held on forcing Rommel to withdraw marking the turning point in the desert campaign.
As the Kent Yeomanry (RA) also provided fire support during the battle, it is now celebrated by the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry as the most important battle in which all three regiments took part.