The 14th Hussars led the march into Ladysmith after its relief.

After a slow advance, which the cavalry felt was over-cautiously led by General Buller, Ladysmith was relieved on 3rd March 1900, with the 14th Hussars leading the march into the town. Unlike Kimberley, the garrison was on the verge of starvation and the survivors were eating such food as starch blancmange, biscuits spread with dubbin, and mouldy birdseed.