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1795
August 12

Battle of Montego Bay, Jamaica

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..Read More

1798
January 1

Marriage of Princess Frederica of Prussia to The Duke of York

Marriage of Princess Frederica of Prussia to The Duke of York

On 29 September 1791 Prince Frederick, The Duke of York, second son of George III and Commander-in-Chief of the Army, married Princess Frederica of Prussia...Read More

1801
January 1

“Royal Sussex” adopted as the Quick March of the 14th Hussars

In 1801, while the 14th Light Dragoons were based at Canterbury the regimental band was due to play in Dover, but were found to be..Read More

1805
May 1

Left Wing 20th Light Dragoons to Cape Town, South Africa via Brazil

In May 1805 The Left Wing of the 20th Light Dragoons was ordered to Cape Town to assist in putting down Napoleon’s Dutch allies in..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

June 21

Looting of the baggage train following the Battle of Vittoria, Spain

Looting of the baggage train following the Battle of Vittoria, Spain

At the conclusion of the Battle of Vittoria, 21st June 1813, the French were eventually forced to flee leaving behind their baggage train, including King..Read More

1901
January 1

The Old Comrades’ Association formed

The Old Comrades’ Association formed

In 1901, veterans of the South African War founded what became the Regimental Association. Regimental Sergeant Major Bradshaw and some other Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs)..Read More

1920
November 1

The 14th Hussars to Cologne, Germany

The 14th Hussars to Cologne, Germany

The 14th Hussars left Tidworth for Cologne in November 1920 after celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggur in the Warrant Officers’ and..Read More