Archive for category Cavalry

416: The Blues & Royals (Royal Horse Guards & 1st Dragoons)

Posted by on Tuesday, 3 February, 2015

    Royal Horse Guards   The Royal Horse Guards (RHG) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Founded August 1650 in Newcastle upon Tyne by Sir Arthur Haselrig on the orders of Oliver Cromwell as the Regiment of Cuirassiers, also known as the London lobsters, the regiment became the Earl of Oxford’s Regiment during the reign of King Charles II. As the regiment’s uniform was […]

398: Reserve Regiments, Kings Colonials

Posted by on Sunday, 7 December, 2014

392: 3rd, 4th, 7th & 8th Hussars to Queens Royal Hussars (1685)

Posted by on Saturday, 17 May, 2014

  The Queen’s Royal Hussars (The Queen’s Own and Royal Irish) 1993-present The Queen’s Own Hussars 1958-1993 The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars 1958-1993 3rd The King’s Own Hussars 1685-1958 7th Queen’s Own Hussars 1689-1958 4th Queen’s Own Hussars 1658-1958 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars 1693-1958   3rd The King’s Own Hussars Introduction Early in 1685 […]

367: 4th Irish Dragoon Guards, 7th Dragoon Guards to 4th/7th Dragoon Guards

Posted by on Saturday, 22 October, 2011

4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Introduction Like many other cavalry regiments formed in 1685, this unit was created by merging several existing troops of cavalry. It was established to shore up King James II’s powerbase in London less than a month after the defeat of the Monmouth Rebellion, but three years later it went over […]

357: 14th Hussars & 20th Hussars to: 14th/20th Kings Hussars

Posted by on Sunday, 27 February, 2011

  The King’s Royal Hussars 1992-present The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales’s Own) 1969-1992 14th/20th King’s Hussars 1922-1992 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales’s Own) 1715-1969 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) 1715-1969 14th King’s Hussars 1715-1922 20th Hussars 1858-1922 14th King’s Hussars Other ranks’ collar badge, 14th King’s Hussars, 1900-04 NAM. 1964-04-85-21 Introduction Like many […]

351: 9th Queens & 12th Royal Lancers to: 9th/12th Royal Lancers (1715)

Posted by on Friday, 18 February, 2011

9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) 1960-present 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers 1715-1960 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) 1715-1960   9th Queen’s Royal Lancers  Introduction The unit was initially raised at Bedford by Owen Wynne to oppose the First Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. Initially raised as dragoons or mounted infantry, they became Light Dragoons in […]

344: 3rd & 6th Dragoon Guards, 3rd Carabiniers, Scots Greys, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Posted by on Thursday, 13 January, 2011

  3rd Dragoon Guards The 3rd (Prince of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922. The regiment was first raised as the Earl of Plymouth’s Regiment of Horse in 1685, by […]

343: 1st Kings Dragoon Guards (1685) & 2nd DG Queens Bays (1685)

Posted by on Thursday, 13 January, 2011

  1st King’s Dragoon Guards The 1st King’s Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. The regiment was formed in 1685 as The Queen’s Regiment of Horse, named in honour of Queen Mary, consort of King James II. It was renamed The King’s Own Regiment of Horse in 1714 in honour of […]

298: The Household Cavalry, 1st & 2nd Life Guards,

Posted by on Sunday, 5 December, 2010

  Life Guards   The Life Guards (LG) is the senior regiment of the British Army and part of the Household Cavalry, along with the Blues and Royals. History The Life Guards grew from the four troops of Horse Guards (exclusively formed of gentlemen-troopers until the transformation of the last two remaining troops into Regiments […]

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 […]