Regimental Records 20th Hussars

The 20th Hussars

Regimental Titles

1759 – 1763. The 20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons: (disbanded).

1779 – 1783. The 20th Light Dragoons: (disbanded).

1791 – 1802. The 20th Jamaica Light Dragoons: (renamed).

1802 – 1818. The 20th Light Dragoons: (disbanded).

1858 – 1860. The 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry.

1860. The 20th Hussars.


Principal Campaigns, Battles Honours on the Colours.

1795 – 1796. Maroon War

1806. Cape of Good Hope

1806. Maida

1806. Buenos Ayres

1807. Monte Video

1807. Egypt

1808. Peninsula *

1808. Vimiera *

1808 – 1812. Sicily

1812 – 1813. Spain

1814. Genoa

1884 – 1885. Nile

1885. Suakim *

The Guidon

Uniform – Scarlet and Yellow (afterwards Black) facings (1759 – 1763); Scarlet and Yellow facings (1779 – 1783); Blue and Yellow (afterwards Orange) facings (1791 – 1814); Blue and Blue facings (from 1858). Plume, Yellow.

Regimental Badge – None recognised in Regulations: on appointments “The Royal Cypher and Crown with XHX

Nicknames – Nobodies Own

Bibliography Colburn’s United Service Magazine. 1876.

Paul

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