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Badges above from left Top row: 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) pre 1901; 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) pre 1901); 14th-20th The King's Royal Hussars
2nd Row 14th King's Hussars: 20th Hussars; 14th (King's) Hussars 1915.

The King's Royal Hussars
British Army Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry

10th Dragoons

10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars

10th Regiment of Dragoons

10th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)

11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

11th Regiment of Dragoons

11th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)

11th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

14th Dragoons

14th King's Hussars

14th Regiment of Dragoons

14th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

14th (The King's) Hussars

14th (The King's) Regiment of Light Dragoons

14th/20th Hussars

14th/20th King's Hussars

20th Hussars

20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons(disbanded)

20th Jamaica Light Dragoons(disbanded)

20th Light Dragoons (disbanded)

20th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Brig Gen Humphrey Core's Regiment of Dragoons

Duchess of York's Own Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

James Dormer's Regiment of Dragoons

King's Hussars

Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons

Phillip Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons

Prince Alberts Own Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

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The King's Royal Hussars

Motto - 'Ich Dien' (meaning 'I Serve', inherited from the 10th Hussars)

Uniform - Crimson Peaked cap (inherited from the Royal Hussars)

Corps March -

  • Quick - The King's Royal Hussars
  • Slow - Coburg
  • Other - The Eagle

Nick-name - Cherry Pickers

Colonel-in-Chief HRH The Princess Royal

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Today

The regiment was formed on 4 December 1992 by the amalgamation of The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) (an amalgamation of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) and 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)) and 14th/20th King's Hussars (an amalgamation of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars).

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3.6 The King's Royal Hussars

Formed in October 1992 by amalgamation (✽) of

3.6.1 - ✽ The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

Formed in 1969 by amalgamation of

3.6.1.1 - 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

and

3.6.1.2. - 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)

3.6.2 - ✽ 14th/20th King's Hussars

(3.6.2a. Previously 14th/20th Hussars)
Formed in 1922 by amalgamation of

3.6.2.1 - 14th King's Hussars

and

3.6.2.2. - 20th Hussars

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Active -1715-1969
Nicknames Baker's Light Bobs, The Chainy 10th, The Shiny 10th
Motto Ich Dien (I Serve)
March

Quick The Merry Month Of May


Timeline
1715 - Raised as Brig Gen Humphrey Gore's Regiment of Dragoons, ranked as 10th Dragoons.
Known by other Colonel's names

1751 - 10th Regiment of Dragoons
1783 - 10th (or Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1806 - 10th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
1811 - 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)
1861 - 10th (The Prince of Wales's own Royal) Regiment of Hussars 'The' was later removed.
Pre 1901 Badge Introduced
1921 - 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
1969- Amalgamated with 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) to form The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own).


Battle honours

  • Early wars: Warburg, Peninsula, Waterloo, Sevastopol, Ali Masjid, Afghanistan 1878-79, Egypt 1884, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902
  • The Great War: Ypres 1914 '15, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Frezenberg, Loos, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917, Somme 1918, St. Quentin, Avre, Amiens, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18
  • The Second World War: Somme 1940, North-West Europe 1940, Saunnu, Gazala, Bir el Aslagh, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, El Hamma, El Kourzia, Djebel Kournine, Tunis, North Africa 1942-43, Coriano, Santarcangelo, Cosina Canal Crossing, Senio Pocket, Cesena, Valli di Commacchio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1944-45

Notable former members

  • Donald Crisp
  • Peter H. Jackson
  • Norman Wisdom
  • John Boyle O'Reilly
  • William Stuttaford

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Active 1715 - 1969
Nickname(s) - The Cherry Pickers, The Cherrybums, from which the more genteel Cherubims
Motto - Treu und Fest (Loyal and Sure)

Timeline
1715 - Raised as Phillip Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons as part of the response to the Jacobite rebellion and ranked as 11th Dragoons.
1732-1751 - a.k.a. Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons
1751 - 11th Regiment of Dragoons
1783 - The 11th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1840 - 11th (or Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)
1840 - 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
Pre 1901 - Badge introduced
1921- 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) 1969 - Amalgamated with 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to form The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own).


Battle honours

  • Early wars: Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Egypt, Salamanca, Peninsula, Waterloo, Bhurtpore, Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, Sevastopol

The Great War:* Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Messines 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosières, Amiens, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle, France and Flanders 1914–18

  • The Second World War: Egyptian Frontier 1940, Withdrawal to Matruh, Bir Emba, Sidi Barrani, Buq Buq, Bardia 1941, Capture of Tobruk, Beda Fomm, Halfaya 1941, Sidi Suleiman, Tobruk 1941, Gubi I II, Gabr Saleh, Sidi Rezegh 1941, Taieb el Essem, Relief of Tobruk, Saunnu, Msus, Defence of Alamein Line, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, Enfidaville, Tunis, North Africa 1940–43, Capture of Naples, Volturno Crossing, Italy 1943, Villers Bocage, Bourguébus Ridge, Mont Pinçon, Jurques, Dives Crossing, La Vie Crossing, Lisieux, Le Touques Crossing, Risle Crossing, Roer, Rhine, Ibbenburen, Aller, North-West Europe 1944–45.

Notable members

  • Charles Cathcart 2nd Earl Cathcart, Colonel of the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) from 1842 to 1847. Succeeded by:
  • General Sir Henry Wyndham, Colonel of the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) from 1847 to 1860. Succeeded by:
  • James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan — leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Alexander Roberts Dunn — the first Canadian to win the Victoria Cross
  • Tim Forster — Racehorse trainer of 3 Grand National winners
  • John Ashley Kilvert — survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade and later mayor of Wednesbury
  • David Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson — British politician
  • Francis Newall, 2nd Baron Newall — British politician
  • Nicholas Soames — British politician
  • HRH Prince Michael of Kent
  • Sir Philip Frankland-Payne-Gallwey, 6th Baronet
  • Antony Beevor — writer
  • John Frederick Boyce Combe — World War II leader of Combe Force

Colonels

  • 1715 Philip Honywood
  • 1732 Lord Mark Kerr
  • 1752 William, Marquess of Lothian
  • 1775 James Johnston
  • 1785 Hon. Thomas Gage
  • 1787 Joseph, Lord Dover K B
  • 1789 Studholme Hodgson
  • 1798 William, Marquess of Lothian K T
  • 1813 Lord William Bentinck G C B

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Active - 1715-1922

Nickname - The Emperor's Chambermaids


Timeline
1715 - Raised as Brig Gen. James Dormer's Regiment of Dragoons and rasnked as 14th Dragoons
Known by Colonel's names until 1751

  • 1720 - Clement Neville
  • 1737 - Archibald Hamilton
  • 1749 - Lord Tyrawley

1751 - 14th Regiment of Dragoon
1776 - 14th Regiment of Light) Dragoons
1798 - 14th or Duchess of York's Own Regiment of (light) Dragoons
1830 - 14th (The King's) Regiment of Light Dragoons
1861 - 14th (The King's) Hussars - 'The was later removed.

Pre 1901- Badge introduced
1915 - Eagle was discarded from Badge
1921 - 14th King's Hussars
1922 - Amalgamated with 20th Hussars to form 14th/20th Hussars
1931 - The Prussian Eagle was re-introduced to the Badge
1936 - 14th/20th King's Hussars
1968 - Black Eagle introduced to the Badge.
1922 - Amalgamated with The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to form The King's Royal Hussars


Battle honours

  • Early wars: Douro, Talavera, Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Peninsula, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjaub, Persia, Central India, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1900-02
  • The Great War: Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1915-18, Persia 1918

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Active - 1862-1922
Nickname - Nobody's Own

Timeline
1759-1819 - 3 Disbanded Light Dragoons

  • 20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons
  • 20th Light Dragoons
  • 20th Jamaica Light Dragoons

1857 - Raised by Hon. East India Company as 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry for service in the response to the Indian Rebellion.
1859 - renamed 2nd Bengal European Cavalry
1861 - taken into British Army as 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons 1862 - renamed the 20th Regiment of Hussars.
1877 - 20th Hussars
1879 to 1884 - based in Ireland
1895 - returned to India
Pre 1901- Badge introduced (Victorian Crown)
1922 - Amalgamated with 14th King's Hussars to form 14th/20th Hussars
1931 - The Prussian Eagle was re-introduced to the Badge
1936 - 14th/20th King's Hussars
1968 - Black Eagle introduced to the Badge.
1922 - Amalgamated with The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's own)to form The King's Royal Hussars


Battle honours

  • Early wars: Vimiera, Peninsula, Suakin 1885, South Africa 1901-02
  • The Great War: Mons, Retreat from Mons; Marne 1914; Aisne 1914; Messines 1914; Ypres 1914, 1915; Neuve Chapelle; St. Julien; Bellewaarde; Arras 1917; Scarpe 1917; Cambrai 1917, 1918; Somme 1918; St. Quentin; Lys; Hazebrouck; Amiens; Albert 1918; Bapaume 1918; Hindenburg Line; St. Quentin Canal; Beaurevoir; Sambre, France and Flanders 1914–18

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Notable Personnel

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  • Captain Peter Hawker of the 14th Light Dragoons, James Northcote c. 1812
  • Colonel Sir Felton Elwell Hervey-Bathurst who commanded the 14th Light Dragoons during the Peninsular War c. 1810

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  • Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster

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