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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14th Light Dragoons

In the second attack on New Orleans under Sir A. Cochrane, on the 8th January, the two squadrons served dismounted.  Major-General the Honourable Sir E. Pakenham K. C. B. was killed. Major Generals Gibbs and Kean were dangerously wounded, when the command of the troops was devolved upon Major-General Lambert, who in his despatch to …
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14th (King’s) Hussars Torin Cap

A side cap is a military cap that can be folded flat when not being worn. This is a 14th (King’s) Hussars Officers Torin Cap, it has a black body with gold wire piping and yellow inset to the crown bearing the gold wire embroidered Prussian Eagle to the left front side. The interior is of soft …
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20th Hussars Cap Badge

Click to enlarge A topic that has arisen recently is the Cap badge of the 20th Hussars and the letters/symbols in the centre of it. I have tried to find out why there are 3 symbols within the xHx badge they are as follows: The Diamond The Letter O The letter D This is what …
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14th King’s Own Light Dragoons.

  The 14th King’s Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army which was raised in 1715. It saw service for two centuries, including the First World War, before being amalgamated with the 20th Hussars on the 1st October 1922 to form the 14th/20th Hussars (later 14th/20th King’s Hussars).   Read more on the …
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