A fascinating and revealing account of an influential territorial armyregiment has hit the book shelves in a literary first.
The Loyal Suffolk Hussars The History of the Suffolk Yeomanry 1794 to 1967 chronicles the life and activities of the county institution during peacetime and at war.
It is the first complete account of the Suffolk Yeomanry, whose headquarters were at the TA centre in Bury St Edmunds, from its formation as a volunteer cavalry to meet the threat of French invasion to its disbandment as a regiment and merger with TA units.
The book has been penned by Dr Margaret Thomas and Dr Nick Sign, who worked on it for more than a decade while jointly running a degree course in history at Suffolk College and studying for PHDs in history.
It followed an approach to the college by the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum Trustees to match the two volumes on the Norfolk Yeomanry.
Drs Thomas and Sign were given access to previously unpublished material and spoke to several veterans.
The book, which is published by Helion and Company, is available from www.helion.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk and Waterstones, in the Butter Market, Bury.