Field Strength and Exercises F&FIY 1902

Transcribed from the National Library of Scotland (NLS ACC5663) any mistakes or misspellings are probably from my typing

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank, Aug 1st 1902

FIELD STATE

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank

Special Idea A

O.C. (officer commanding) A. Force (3 Sqns) will try to envelop the rearguard of B. Force by making turning movements on both flanks. Unless reinforcements reach B Force this should be feasible. The Infantry of his A force will follow him up so he can make use of his entire force to attack.

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank,

Special Idea B

O.C. B. Squad + 1 troop will delay the enemy as long as possible to allow the convoy to get beyond range of guns from Clatto hill position before he leaves it. If urgently required a battery will be sent to reinforce him.

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank, July 29th 1902

General Idea

A hostile force B is landing at Leven on evening of 28th + has pushed on one squadron in the direction of Ladybank with instructions to hold the heights to the north of Leven + delay advance of opposing force A until reinforcements can be landed from the transports. A defending force A is on the march from Perth with orders to attack the force B before all the troops can be disembarked. If A has halted on the night of the 28th at Collessie and has received information that the enemy's scouts have been seen in Ladybank. B. Force will be distinguished by wearing field service caps.

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank, July 29th 1902

A Force Special Idea

The O.C. F&FIY will reconnoitre towards the S&E of Ladybank. He will endeavour (without waiting for reinforcements) to seize the Clatto heights overlooking Leven. He will be supported by the infantry of the column.

B Force Special Idea July 29th 1902

O.C. B squadron will reconnoitre as far as Ladybank & should he obtain information of the enemy advancing to stop the landing. He will take up a position on the high ground S.E of Ladybank & delay the enemy's advance. Reinforcements will reach him at Clatto Hill by 12 noon.

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank, 1902

O.C B (less 1 troop) C (less 1 troop) and D Squadrons will attack a(illegible) Outflank the position held by the A force south of lime works + attempt to im(illegible) The Commissariat Horses at Springfield. The position of the latter place has been reduced + he need anticipate little resistance if he can dislodge enemy from his outpost position.

A Special

A Force

O.C. A Sqn strengthened by 1 troop B Sqn +1 troop C. Sqn will hold a position south of the Burryioce? Lime Works to guard the Commissariat Stores at Springfield. He will patrol in the direction of Kennoway to gain early information of any movements of the enemy from that place.

FIFE AND FORFAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, The Camp, Annsmuir, Ladybank, Aug 1st 1902

General Idea

A hostile force B is landing at Leven on the evening of Aug 1st & has pushed on 1 sqn & 1 troop in the direction of Ladybank, with instructions to hold the heights to the north of Leven & delay advance of opposing force A until reinforcements can be landed from the transports. A defending force A is on the march from Perth with orders to attack the force B before all the troops can be disembarked. The force A has halted on the night of the 1st August at Collessie + has received information that the enemy's scouts have been seen near Annfield & Priestfield.

11. B force will be distinguished by wearing field service caps.

Special Idea

A Force Collessie Aug 2nd 1902

The F& FIY (3 sqns) will reconnoitre towards the south & east of Ladybank. The O.C. will endeavour to gain possession of the Clatto heights over looking Leven, without waiting for reinforcements. He will be supported by the Infantry of the column should his attack fail.

Special Idea

By lamp from Leven

B Force (Aug 2nd. 1902)

O.C. B Sqn F&FIY + 1 troop will reconnoitre as far as Ladybank + obtain information of any force sent to defeat the landing at Leven. He will take up a position on the high ground SE of Ladybank to delay a force A reported to be marching from Perth. Reinforcements of Infantry & guns will reach him on Clatto Hill by 11.30 am