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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

1751
January 1

10th and 11th Dragoons

10th and 11th Dragoons

In 1751 Cobham’s Dragoons and Lord Mark Kerr’s Dragoons were retitled 10th Dragoons and 11th Dragoons. During much of the 18th century, the Dragoon regiments..Read More

1759
January 1

The 20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons

The 20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons were formed in 1759, during the Seven Years War. After 1746, regiments did not take their title from their Colonel..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

1794
April 26

Battles of Beaumont and Willems

Two squadrons of the 11th Light Dragoons were sent to fight in France and the Low Countries, serving at Famars and Valenciennes. They saw action..Read More