The Battle of Vimiera

The army was immediately roused by Wellesley following Landsheit’s report, and two brigades were positioned on Vimiera Hill, the rest of the army were behind two ridges to the north of the hill. Wellesley’s tactics invariably involved keeping his men out of sight to thwart the opposition’s strategy. The 20th Light Dragoons were in the …
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Regimental Records 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 …
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14th (King’s) Hussars

In 1798 the 14th were given the title Duchess of York’s Own and adopted the Prussian Eagle as a badge in honour of her background as Prussia’s Princess Royal. At least two on temporary pictures from 1801, one by Dighton and the other by H Edridge, illustrate the sabretache of the 14th Light Dragoons. The …
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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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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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The Regiment

Taken from the ice bucket that used to be on sale in the regimental PRI shop. It shows the regimental crest and the regiments Battle Honours (pre Gulf war)