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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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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Regimental Records 20th Hussars

Regimental Titles 1759 – 1763. The 20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons: (disbanded). 1779 – 1783. The 20th Light Dragoons: (disbanded). 1791 – 1802. The 20th Jamaica Light Dragoons: (renamed). 1802 – 1818. The 20th Light Dragoons: (disbanded). 1858 – 1860. The 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry. 1860. The 20th Hussars. Principal Campaigns, Battles Honours on the …
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Battle of Toski

The Battle of Toski was part of the Mahdist War, it took place on August 3, 1889 in southern Egypt between the Anglo-Egyptian forces and the Mahdist forces of the Sudan. Since 1882, the British had taken control of Egypt and found themselves involved in the Sudan War. For this reason, they decided to reform and rearm the Egyptian …
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