Previous Monthly Highlights

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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