In Collaboration With Charles Griffin


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Nicknames
The Trades Union
The KDGs
Bland's Horse
Motto
Honi soit qui mal y pense
Evil be to him who evil thinks
Regimental Marches
The Radetsky March (Quick)
J. Strauss
The King's Dragoon Guards (Slow)
Mercadante
Regimental Anniversary
Waterloo Day 18th June
Depot
Dunbar
Colonels
1746 - 1959
Lieutenant Colonels
1746 - 1959
Soldiers
1746 - 1959
Uniforms
1746 - 1959
Equipment
Sword, 1853 Pattern
Martini-Henry Carbine
Principal Campaigns and Battles
1758 - 1763 Germany
1759 Minden
1760 Corbach
1760 Warbourg
1761 Kirk Denkern
1762 Wilhelmstahl
1763 Groebenstein
1793 - 1795 Flanders
1794 Cateau
1794 Tournay
1815 Hundred Days
1815 Waterloo
1854 - 1855 Crimean War
1855 Sebastapol
1857 - 1860 Second Chinese War
1860 Taku Forts
1860 Pekin
1877 - 1870 Zulu and Basuto War
1901 - 1902 South African War
1914 - 1918 The Great War
1914 - 1917 France and Flanders
1916 Somme
Morval
1919 Afghanistan
1939 - 1945 Second World War
1941 - 1943 North Africa
1941 Beda Fomm
1941 Tobruk
1941 Gazala
Bir Hacheim
Alam el Halfa
El Agheila
El Hamma
Akarit
Defence of Alamein
Advance on Tripoli
Tebaga Gap
Tunis
1943 - 1944 Italy
Monte Camino
Gothic Line
Capture of Naples
Scafait Bridge
Garigliano Crossing
1944 - 1945 Greece
Athens
Predecessor Units
The Queen's Regiment of Horse
(1685 - 1714)
The King's Own Regiment of Horse
(1714 - 1746)
Successor Units
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
(1959 - )
Suggested Reading
A History of the King's Dragoon Guards, 1938 - 1945
by McCouquodale, Hutchings and Woozley (Regiment: 1950)
A Short History of the King's Dragoon Guards, 1685 - 1929
(Gale & Polden: 1929)
Historical Records of the First or King's Regiment of Dragoon Guards, 1685 to 1836
(London: Clowes: 1837)
Regimental Museum
Cardiff Castle,
Cardiff,
South Glamorgan




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by Stephen Luscombe