Battle of Toski

The Battle of Toski was part of the Mahdist War, it took place on August 3, 1889 in southern Egypt between the Anglo-Egyptian forces and the Mahdist forces of the Sudan. Since 1882, the British had taken control of Egypt and found themselves involved in the Sudan War. For this reason, they decided to reform and rearm the Egyptian …
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A/Cpl J Prince 20th Hussars

WW1 Military Medal named 11864 PTE/ACPL J PRINCE 20th Hussars. 11864 John R. Prince was from Grantham and was an acting Corporal in the 20th Hussars. A/Cpl Prince landed in France on 19th May 1915 and was awarded an MM in the London Gazette 27th June 1918. This was for the action on the 1st …
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Private William Mann – 14th Hussars

The tablet is in Langham Baptist Church (Address: 31 Well St, Langham, Oakham LE15 7JS) and, according to the Imperial War Museum database is the only example of an Anglo Boer War memorial in a UK Baptist Church. Grantham Journal, Saturday 28th July 1900 On Monday, at 12.30 p.m. a memorial service was held in the …
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Regimental Guidon of the 14th LD

The Prussian Eagle became the regimental badge in 1798 when the regiment was given the title ‘Duchess of York’s Own’. HRH Frederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharina, Princess Royal of Prussia married Prince Frederick son of George III. The Prince was Duke of York and Albany. They married in Sep 1791. She became patroness of the 14th …
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14th Light Dragoons Guidon

The Regimental Guidon of the 14th Light Dragoons was altered in 1776 to incorporate the change from Dragoons to Light Dragoons. It remained yellow which was their facings colour. In 1798 the facings were changed to orange when they became the Duchess of York’s Own Light Dragoons. The regiment also acquired the badge of the …
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History of the 14D

  “The records of the military events of the remote ages speak of heavy-armed horsemen being accompanied by others mounted and equipped for light services. The Barons and Knights, who rode the powerful horses celebrated by historians, and took the field completely cased in steel, had a few light-armed attendants; the feudal horsemen were variously …
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Antwerp Bridge

Lieutenant Colonel David Silvertop (OA30): Remembered: On the 4th September 1944, Lieutenant Colonel David Silvertop (OA30) who served with distinction in World War 2 as a tank commander was killed in action while on route to relieve troops held up in the Dutch city of Arnhem, after liberating the Belgium city of Antwerp. David Silvertop …
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