Battle of the Douro

The Battle of the Douro, also known as the Second Battle of Oporto, saw Sir Arthur Wellesley’s (later the Duke of Wellington) successful Passage of the River Douro at Oporto in Portugal, on 12th May 1809 during the Peninsular War, forcing Marshal Soult’s French army into headlong and disastrous retreat to Spain. The 14th Light …
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The Battle of Vittoria

During the Battle of Vittoria in 1813, a patrol of the 14th Light Dragoons became involved in the capture, with the 18th Light Dragoons, of a French Royal Baggage Train.  Some attempts were made by British soldiers to ransack the King’s Carriage, but order was restored, and the King’s possessions, documents and looted works of …
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The 20th Hussars

A number of regiment of dragoons have carried the title “20th Regiment”. The 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons, also known as the “20th (Inniskilling) Light Dragoons”, was formed in 1760 and disbanded in 1763. In 1779 a new 20th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons was raised out of the Dragoon Guards regiments, lasting until 1783. This …
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Ramnuggur Celebrations

The Ramnuggur celebrations in Dorchester went really well under the guidance of Lt. Col. Jeremy Moger with members from all sides of today’s Regiments past attending including current serving SNCO’s and Warrant Officers of the King’s Royal Hussars on Saturday 20th November 2021. The event was photographed and those have now been added to the …
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Battle of Ramnuggur

On this day, 22nd November, in 1848 the 14th Light Dragoons fought at the Battle of Ramnuggur (Ramnagar), a day still celebrated by The King’s Royal Hussars particularly the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess. The bravery displayed by the 14th Light Dragoons at the battle led one witness to comment afterwards ‘All agree in one …
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