The Battle of Warburg was fought during the Seven Years War between Britain and the Hanoverians against the French. Twelve British regiments were involved including the 10th and 11th Dragoons.

The Seven Years War between Britain and the Hanoverians against the French took place from 1756-1763. Initially the 11th Dragoons took part in raids on the French ports of St Malo and Cherbourg, prior to serving in Germany from 1759. The Battle of Warburg was fought on 31st July 1760 by twelve British regiments including the 10th and 11th Dragoons. The Marquis of Granby was determined to recover the good name of the Cavalry after the disgrace at the Battle of Minden in 1759. He personally led the charge of twelve Regiments, including the 10th and 11th, against overwhelming odds. The French suffered heavy casualties of 1,500 men killed and wounded, and were routed. The battle honour Warburg was awarded exclusively to Regiments of Cavalry, and this was the first battle honour to be granted to both the 10th and 11th. Both regiments subsequently fought at the Battle of Villinghausen in 1761. During the charge the Marquis of Granby lost his hat and wig, which gave rise to the phrase “going bald-headed at it.”