7th Dragoon Guards WW1 7th Dragoon Guards Regiment Shoulder Title

7th Dragoon Guards WW1 7th Dragoon Guards Regiment Shoulder Title
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Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original 7th Dragoon Guards Regiment shoulder title badge for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military shoulder titles for sale including other 7th Dragoon Guards Regiment shoulder titles.


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The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1688 as Lord Cavendish's Regiment of Horse. It was renamed as the 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards for Princess Charlotte in 1788. It saw service for two centuries, including the First World War, before being amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922. The regiment took part in the Seventh Xhosa War between 1846 and 1847. The regiment next saw action at the Battle of Mahsameh in August 1882, the Battle of Kassassin also in August 1882 and the Battle of Tel el-Kebir in September 1882 during the Anglo-Egyptian War. Following the outbreak of the Second Boer War in late 1899, the regiment was again sent abroad for service in South Africa. A total of 24 officers and 500 men left Southampton in the SS Armenian on 8 February 1900. The regiment fought at the Battle of Diamond Hill in June 1900. The regiment, which had been serving in Secunderabad at the start of the First World War, landed in Marseille as part of the 9th (Secunderabad) Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Indian Cavalry Division in October 1914 for service on the Western Front. A squadron from the regiment rode ten miles to capture the town of Lessines on 11 November 1918 shortly before the armistice. It was re-titled as the 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.

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