The change and style of uniform throughout the life of the 20th Hussars
Early references to the Regiment originate from 1759, when the 20th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Light Dragoons was raised because of the expansion of the ‘Light Troop’ of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. For some reason not entirely clear, this first incarnation of the 20th Light Dragoons was disbanded in 1763, only to be resurrected sixteen years …
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20th Hussar on Horseback
A soldier of the 20th Hussars about 1872
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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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 young lad made mascot to 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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Believed to be a button of the 20th Light Dragoons or 20th Hussars?
A mounted trooper of the 20th Light Dragoons about 1812.