Archive for category Cavalry

88: Royal Armoured Corps & Royal Tank Regiment, Armoured Battery, Lamps

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

Royal Armoured Corps  Introduction The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) was formed on 4 April 1939, just months before the outbreak of the Second World War, making it one of the younger corps in the British Army. However, it is also unique among the corps, since it was not formed by amalgamating existing corps into a […]


87: 15th Kings Hussars & 19th Royal Hussars to: 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

86: 17th Lancers & 21st Lancers to: 17th/21st Lancers

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

The Queen’s Royal Lancers 1993-present 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers 1922-1993 17th/21st Lancers 1922-1993 5th Royal Irish Lancers 1689-1799 1858-1921 16th Queen’s Lancers 1759-1922 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) 1759-1922 21st Lancers (Empress of India’s) 1858-1922 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Other ranks’ cap badge of the 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Lancers, […]


85: 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th Cavalry Regiments

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

 22nd Dragoons   The 22nd Dragoons was the title held by four separate Cavalry regiments of the British Army raised and disbanded between 1716 and 1945. The last regiment of this name existed during the Second World War, from 1 December 1940 until 30 November 1945. History The first regiment to bear the title 22nd Dragoons […]


84: 13th Hussars & 18th Hussars to: 13th/18th Royal Hussars

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

The Light Dragoons 1992-present 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) 1922-1992 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars 1922-1992 13th Hussars 1715-1922 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) 1759-1821 1858-1922 15th The King’s Hussars 1759-1922 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) 1858-1922   13th Hussars Collar badge of the 13th Hussars, 1900-02 NAM. 1964-04-85-19 Introduction On 23 […]


83: 5th Irish & 16th Queens Lancers to 16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

The Queen’s Royal Lancers 1993-present 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers 1922-1993 17th/21st Lancers 1922-1993 5th Royal Irish Lancers 1689-1799 1858-1921 16th Queen’s Lancers 1759-1922 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) 1759-1922 21st Lancers (Empress of India’s) 1858-1922     5th Royal Irish Lancers Introduction The 5th Lancers has had an interrupted regimental history. It was […]


82: 5th Inniskilling & 6th Dragoons to 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards (1685)

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

   5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Introduction In 1685 various troops of horse were raised to defend James II against the Monmouth Rebellion. Later that year, several of these were merged to form a single cavalry regiment, ranked as the 7th Horse. Its ranking rose to the 6th Horse in 1690, a year […]