A 14th Hussar in Dress 1891
A 14th Hussar on Drum Horse King Edward VII which was presented by His Majesty King Edward VII to the regiment on their return from South Africa in 1904 whilst stationed at Aldershot.
14th Hussar on his horse
Just been reading more about the 14th (King’s) Hussars and came across an old song they sang during the Peninsular War: Beaten backward in the press Reeled the Old Fourteenth And in triumph shrill arose The yell of the triumphant foes, As where the British Lion flew Flaunting ‘White and Red and Blue Full well …
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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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The 14th Light Dragoons at the charge
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 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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Uniform of a soldier of the 14th Light Dragoons 1815 – 1821.
A 14th Hussars Officer, Lithography by Louis Vallet c1892