Previous Monthly Highlights

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.  

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Medicina, April 16th 1945​

Medicina, April 16th 1945 By Steven Broomfield (Museum Volunteer) In our archives we have a fine collection of medals – for gallantry, for serving on

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VE Day​

VE Day Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8th May 1945 is arguably one of the most significant moments of the 20th century, marking the

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Joey The Warhorse​

Joey The Warhorse   Joe (or Joey), rather unusually for the 11th Hussars was a Grey. In August 1914 he went with the regiment to

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The 23rd Hussars​

The 23rd Hussars   Today, the sabre squadrons of The King’s Royal Hussars perpetuate the memory of the four predecessor regiments by way of regimental

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Formation of The Regiment​

Formation of The Regiment   On 1st August, 1714, the Hanoverian ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneberg (also known as Hanover) succeeded to

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The Guidon​

The Guidon   On entering HorsePower Museum visitors, as they come in the door, will almost certainly see on their left a red flag, carefully

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Exercising The Horses​

Exercising The Horses   As cavalry regiments, the 10th Royal Hussars and 11th Hussars depended on fit, healthy mounts and this month we highlight one

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The Crown Prince​

The Crown Prince On 4th August 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany. HorsePower contains a slightly unusual memento of the pre-war period – a

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The Great War

The Great War   On 28th July 1914, the armies of Austro-Hungary invaded Serbia in retribution for the murder of the heir to the Empire’s

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Alamein 1942​

Alamein 1942 70 years ago this October, the Second Battle of Alamein took place in Egypt. It was one of the decisive battles of the

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Delhi Durbar 1911​

Delhi Durbar 1911     In 1902 The 10th Royal Hussars sailed for India, arriving in Bombay in October, where, in 1905, they received a

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Ford o’ Kabul River​

Ford o’ Kabul River   In 1890, Rudyard Kipling wrote on of his best-known poems, “Ford o’ Kabul River”, which tells the story of a

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The Daimler Dingo

 The Daimler Dingo   This month’s highlight is a scout car of the 11th Hussars pictured on operations in northern Germany in 1945.  The vehicle

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Remembrance​

Remembrance   This November we come together as a nation to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom in war and conflict.

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