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.                  

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 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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Regimental Records 14th (The King’s) Hussars

Regimental Titles 1715 – 1720. Brigadier-General James Dormer’s Regiment of Dragoons 1720 – 1776. The 14th Dragoons; also frequently by its Colonel’s name 1776 – 1798. The 14th Light Dragoons 1798 – 1830. The 14th, or Duchess of York’s Own Light Dragoons 1830 – 1861. The 14th King’s Light Dragoons 1861. The 14th (The King’s) …
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Stamps from Dhufar

Here is a sheet of 8 stamps from Dhufar one of which shows the regiment, bottom right). The stamps relate to the Royal Wedding of 1973 between HRH The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips. Stamps from Dhufar and the State of Oman were issued by exiled Imam Ghalib bin Ali al-Hinai’s Oman Imamate State, …
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Private William Mann – 14th Hussars

The tablet is in Langham Baptist Church (Address: 31 Well St, Langham, Oakham LE15 7JS) and, according to the Imperial War Museum database is the only example of an Anglo Boer War memorial in a UK Baptist Church. Grantham Journal, Saturday 28th July 1900 On Monday, at 12.30 p.m. a memorial service was held in the …
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Regimental Guidon of the 14th LD

The Prussian Eagle became the regimental badge in 1798 when the regiment was given the title ‘Duchess of York’s Own’. HRH Frederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharina, Princess Royal of Prussia married Prince Frederick son of George III. The Prince was Duke of York and Albany. They married in Sep 1791. She became patroness of the 14th …
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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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