The 20th or Jamaica Light Dragoons were formed again in 1791 to put down an incipient rebellion in Jamaica. Yellow fever took its toll of the soldiers, and on 12 August 1795 in an ambush in close country en-route to Montego Bay, Colonel George Sandford and 14 soldiers were killed. After some tough fighting the local rebels surrendered. The 20th remained in Jamaica at the expense of the local government until their return to England in 1802.

A Private of the 20th (Jamaica) Light Dragoons c.1797. The Regiment wore a distinctive tin helmet on foreign service. The helmet badge included a Crocodile, taken from the Coat of Arms of Jamaica