Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Yeomanry mark Last Invasion date

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016

Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Wynne Evans, has hosted a reception for members of the Pembroke Yeomanry Trust. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Held in County Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday evening, the event was almost 219 years to the day when the Pembroke Yeomanry famously defeated the French near Fishguard in what was the last invasion of Britain. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Yeomanry artefacts, including uniforms and a musket, were on display and speakers included Major Jon Ingledew, former Officer Commanding 224 Pembroke Yeomanry Squadron. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Guests were also addressed by local historian and author, Edward Perkins on farming families in the Pembroke Yeomanry, while the past Chairman of the Pembroke Yeomanry Trust, Col. Dai Davies, introduced the speakers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a token of thanks from the Trust, the Council was presented with a copy of a John Probert map showing Carregwasted Point as it was at the time of the invasion on 24th February, 1797. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Councillor Evans is pictured receiving the map on behalf of the Council from the Chairman of the Pembroke Yeomanry Trust, senior serving Army officer, Lt. Col. David Allen. They are flanked by Col. Dai Davies (left) and Major Ingledew. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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