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1685.08.02 Duke of Somerset's Regiment of Dragoons
formed from independent troops raised earlier in 1685 (in Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Essex); ranked as 3rd Dragoons; alsoknown until 1751 by the names of other colonels

1694 The Queen Consort's Own Regiment of Dragoons
(named for Queen Mary)

1714 The King's Regiment of Dragoons(re-named for King George I)

1751.07.01 3rd (King's Own) Regiment of Dragoons

1795.03.25 nucleus (100 men) detached to form 26th Light Dragoons

1818 3rd (The King's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

1861.08.17 3rd (The King's Own) Hussars
3rd (King's Own) Hussars

1921.01.01 3rd The King's Own Hussars

1935 one sqn mechanised (motor cavalry)

1936 converted to armoured cars 1939.04 transferred to Royal Armoured Corps

1958.11.03 amalgamated with 7th Queen's Own Hussars, to form The Queen's Own Hussars


1861.08.17 3rd (The King's Own) Hussars
1868.11 India
1879 England
<1881> England: Colchester
1882 York
1887 Cahir
1891 Ireland: Dublin
<1895> Newbridge
1896? England: Aldershot
1897 Shorncliffe
1898 India: Lucknow
1901.12 South Africa
1902 India: Sialkot
1907 South Africa
1911 England: Shorncliffe
1914.08.14 France and Flanders Cav Bde, BEF
1914.10 France and Flanders 4 Cav Bde, 2 Cav Div, BEF
1919 England: Aldershot
1921.11 Turkey: Constantinople Army of Occupation
1923.08.24 at sea
1923.08.28 Egypt
1926 India: Lucknow
1932 England: York
1934 England: Tidworth
1935-1936 mechanised (1935=lorries, 1936=armoured cars)
1937 England: Aldershot 2 Div
1939.10 UK 1 Armd Bde, 2 Armd Div
1940.10 Middle East 7 Armd Bde, 7 Armd Div
1941.02 Middle East 3 Armd Bde
1941.04 Crete GHQ Troops
1942 Dutch East Indies: Java (B Sqn) captured by the Japanese 12 Mar. 1942
1942.03 Middle East 9 Armd Bde
1944.05 Italy
1945.01 UK
1945.05 UK
1947 Libya?
1950 UK
1951 Germany: Bielefeld BAOR
1953 Germany: Iserlohn
1958.10 England: Tidworth
1958.11.03 amalgamated at Tidworth with 7th Queen's Own Hussars, to form The Queen's Own Hussars

Battle Honours World War One

Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Messines 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15, Gheluvelt, St. Julien, Bellewaarde, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Cambrai 1917 '18, Somme 1918, St. Quentin, Lys, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18

Battle Honours World War Two

Sidi Barrani, Buq Buq, Beda Fomm, Sidi Suleiman, El Alamein, North Africa 1940-42, Citta della Pieve, Citta di Castello, Italy 1944, Crete

Victoria Cross - Iain Stewart site

King's Royal Hussars Museum Winchester (Ogilby Trust)




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