Second Battle of Ypres – Battle of Frezenberg, 8th-13th May 1915

8th-13th May 2024 marks the 109th anniversary of the Battle of Frezenberg, the third of four major battles making up the Second Battle of Ypres. This month we’ll be exploring the actions of the courageous men of the 10th Hussars, looking at how they earned themselves the Battle Honour of Frezenberg, 1915.  

French Heroines of the Great War

Monthly Highlight March 2024 – Women’s History Month 2024 French Heroines of the Great War By Angel Drinkwater (Museum Assistant) In light of March being Women’s History Month we have been researching some of the amazing women linked to our regiment. Today we bring to you three such women, known as the French Heroines of […]

The Battle of El Teb 140th Anniversary

The 10th Hussars at El Teb 140th Anniversary 29 February 2024 This year marks the 140th anniversary of The Second Battle of El Teb, fought on 29 February 1884 during the Sudan Campaign and an important battle in the history of the 10th Royal Hussars. The Second Battle of El Teb was the opening battle of […]

James Curran DCM

Medals from the Museum – James Curran DCM In our latest highlight we are exploring the story behind one of the fantastic medal groups in the Museum collection, those of Squadron Sergeant Major James Curran DCM. He was born into the 14th Hussars and followed his father into the Army, serving with two predecessors of […]

Brigadier-General C. R. Cureton

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 […]

A Letter from Normandy

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.

A History of Cavalry Memorial Parade

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​

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​

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, 11th Hussars

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 […]