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1715
March 24

The founding of the regiments

The founding of the regiments

 In July 1715 King George I approved a measure to augment the Army, in order to counter the First Jacobite Rebellion, which planned to place..Read More

1732
June 1

Lord Mark Kerr’s Dragoons

Lord Mark Kerr’s Dragoons

Honywood’s Dragoons were retitled Lord Mark Kerr’s Dragoons. At this time a regiment was named after the officer who had received a warrant from the..Read More

1745
June 1

Cobham’s Dragoons

Cobham’s Dragoons

Gore’s Dragoons were retitled Churchill’s and subsequently Cobham’s Dragoons. At this time a regiment was named after the officer who had received a warrant from..Read More

1746
April 16

Battle of Culloden, Scotland

Battle of Culloden, Scotland

From 1745 Cobham’s Dragoons and Lord Mark Kerr’s Dragoons saw service in the Second Jacobite Rebellion. They both took part in the Battle of Culloden..Read More

1760
July 31

Battle of Warburg, Germany

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..Read More

1783
June 1

10th and 11th Light Dragoons

10th and 11th Light Dragoons

In 1783, the 10th Dragoons were retitled the 10th, or Prince of Wales’s Own, Light Dragoons. The 11th Dragoons were retitled the 11th Light Dragoons...Read More

1793
March 1

War with France 1793 to 1814

War with France 1793 to 1814

In 1793 the French king was beheaded and France declared war on Britain. The conflict lasted 20 years and involved most of Europe. The 10th..Read More

1806
June 1

The 10th, the Prince of Wales’s Own, Hussars

The 10th, the Prince of Wales’s Own, Hussars

In 1806 the 10th Light Dragoons became the first hussar regiment in the British Army, in imitation of  the famous Hungarian light cavalry.   Subsequently in..Read More

1812
March 24

Battle of Salamanca, Spain

Battle of Salamanca, Spain

The 11th  Light Dragoons and 14th Light Dragoons fought the French at the Battle of Salamanca. The battle lasted only 40 minutes and is often..Read More

1813
March 24

Battle of Vittoria, Spain

Battle of Vittoria, Spain

The 10th Hussars and 14th Light Dragoons fought in the Battle of Vittoria which ended French rule in Spain. The French fled, abandoning their baggage..Read More