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20th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Light Dragoons

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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From Light Dragoons to Hussars, 17 Aug 1861

The 14th Light Dragoons returned to Britain after spending 19 years, from 1841 to 1860, in India, where they had fought and distinguished themselves in the Second Sikh War and the Indian Mutiny. In 1860 they were sent to Newbridge in County Kildare to recruit and buy horses. On 17 Aug 1861, a few days …
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Victory at Waterloo

Henry Percy was one of the few members of the 14th (The Duchess of Yorks Own) Regiment of Light Dragoons to fight at the Battle of Waterloo. He transferred to the 14th Dragoons as a Captain and was brevetted Major in 1810. He was present at the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. He was …
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THE STORY OF MAJUBA

The natural barrier which divides Natal from the Transvaal is a range of high mountains known as the Drakensburg, impassable, except at two places: one opposite Harrismith, a town in the Orange Free State, and the other a narrow steep pass just outside Newcastle and known as Lang’s Nok. The latter was formed by a …
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