Brigadier-General Charles Robert Cureton One of the ‘Heroes of Ramnuggur’ For the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggur [Ramnagar] we have been looking at the incredible life of Brigadier-General Charles Robert Cureton, the highest ranking casualty of the battle, and a soldier whose links with the 14th Light Dragoons began almost forty years before […]
August 2023 – we look at a letter written by a young officer of the 11th Hussars, whose first experience of war was the opening months of the Battle of Normandy.
We look at a letter written by a young officer of the 11th Hussars, whose first experience of war was the opening months of the Battle of Normandy.
Museum Monthly Highlights – May 2022 A Brief History of Cavalry Memorial Parade Every year, on the second Sunday in May, a Parade and Service is held at the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park, London. Organised by the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association the Parade is an opportunity for cavalrymen, past and present, to remember […]
Regimental Brooches As Valentine’s Day has just passed it is a perfect time to showcase a few of the brooches from our new display at HorsePower, and look at the origins of the regimental sweetheart brooch. The fashion of wearing regimental brooches can be traced back to Lady Airlie, the wife of David Ogilvy, […]
The Funeral of HRH Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale 130 years ago, on 20 January 1892, these soldiers of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales’s Own) carried the body of Prince Albert Victor to his final resting place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Prince was second in line to the […]
Sergeant John Breese DCM, 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) Sergeant John Breese (Often also spelled Breeze) of the 11th Hussars was severely wounded at the Battle of Inkerman in November 1854. During his recovery he claimed that cheese saved his life and after meeting with Queen Victoria she made sure he was well looked after! John Breese’s […]
The 11th Hussars and the Arab Rebellion, 1936 In April 1936 a mass revolt of Palestinian Arabs broke out in what is now Israel. Following the Great War, Britain had assumed a mandate to control Palestine (following the collapse of the Turkish Empire), and increased Jewish immigration had caused indigenous Palestinian Arabs to become […]
The Sphinx – Abercromby and the 11th Light Dragoons By Steven Broomfield (Museum Volunteer) General Sir Ralph Abercromby was born in Clackmannanshire in 1734. Having been to Rugby School, he went on to Edinburgh University, followed by study in Leipzig, with a view to entering the legal profession. However, his studies complete, in 1756 he […]
The 10th Royal Hussars in the Battle for France, 1940 By Steven Broomfield (Museum Volunteer) While much has been written – rightly – to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the miracle of Dunkirk, less has been heard about the British units who remained in France, trying to bolster French resistance to the German forces overwhelming […]
Medicina, April 16th 1945 By Steven Broomfield (Museum Volunteer) In our archives we have a fine collection of medals – for gallantry, for serving on long-forgotten campaigns, or for dedicated service to regiment and to country – but there are some which really stand out from the rest. This is the story of the Military […]