Drum Horse King Edward VII

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.                  

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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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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A/Cpl J Prince 20th Hussars

WW1 Military Medal named 11864 PTE/ACPL J PRINCE 20th Hussars. 11864 John R. Prince was from Grantham and was an acting Corporal in the 20th Hussars. A/Cpl Prince landed in France on 19th May 1915 and was awarded an MM in the London Gazette 27th June 1918. This was for the action on the 1st …
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History of the 14D

  “The records of the military events of the remote ages speak of heavy-armed horsemen being accompanied by others mounted and equipped for light services. The Barons and Knights, who rode the powerful horses celebrated by historians, and took the field completely cased in steel, had a few light-armed attendants; the feudal horsemen were variously …
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