Regimental Records 14th (The King’s) Hussars

14th (The King’s) Hussars

Regimental Titles

1715 – 1720. Brigadier-General James Dormer’s Regiment of Dragoons

1720 – 1776. The 14th Dragoons; also frequently by its Colonel’s name

1776 – 1798. The 14th Light Dragoons

1798 – 1830. The 14th, or Duchess of York’s Own Light Dragoons

1830 – 1861. The 14th King’s Light Dragoons

1861. The 14th (The King’s) Hussars


Principal Campaigns, Battles Honours on the Colours

* Those on the Colour/Guidon

1715. Jacobite Rising

1746. Culloden

1794 – 1795. Flanders

1796. West Indies

1808 – 1814. Peninsula *

1809. Douro *

1809. Talavera *

1809. Oporto

1810. Busaco

1810. Barca de Avintas

1811. Fuentes d’Onor *

1812. Badajos

1812. Burgos

1812. Salamanca

1813. Vittoria *

1814. Orthes *

1814. Tarbes

1814. Toulouse

1815. New Orleans

1848 – 1849. Punjaub *

1849. Chillianwallah *

1849. Goojerat *

1856. Persia *

1858. Indian Mutiny

1858. Central India *

1900. South Africa

The Guidon

Uniform – Scarlet (1715 – 1784); Dark Blue (1784 – 1830); Scarlet (1830 – 1840); Blue (from 1840). Facings, Lemon Yellow (1715 – 1798); Orange (the livery of Brandenburg, 1798 – 1830); Scarlet (in 1830), and shortly afterwards Blue (1830 – 1840); Scarlet (1840 – 1861); Blue (from 1861). Plume, White.

Regimental Badges – “The Royal Crest within the Garter,” also “The Prussian Eagle” (adopted in 1798 in honour of the Duchess of York, the Princess Royal of Prussia).

Nicknames – “The Ramnuggur Boys” (because the regiment encountered enormous odds at the Battle of Ramnuggur); “The Emperor’s Chambermaids” (bestowed while in India).

Notes – Raised in the South of England by Colonel Dormer. Its record of service shows the regiments fame, especially in the Peninsula, Punjaub, Persia, and in Central India campaigns.

Bibliography – Historical Record of the 14th, or the Kings Regiment of Light Dragoons.

Paul

www.1420kh.co.uk

A regimental website for veterans of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

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