In Collaboration With Charles Griffin


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Nickname
The Green Horse
Motto
Vestigia nulla restorsum
We do not retreat
Regimental Anniversary
Salamanca Day
Regimental Marches
The Gay Cavalier
Quick
Soldier's chorus from Gounod's Faust
Slow
Colonels
1685 - 1922
Lieutenant-Colonels
1685 - 1922
Soldiers
1685 - 1922
Uniforms
1685 - 1922
Band and Drumhorses
1685 - 1922
Principal Campaigns and Battles
1701 - 1715 War of Spanish Succession
1793 - 1802 French Revolutionary Wars
1808 - 1814 Peninsular War
1854 - 1855 Crimean War
1899 - 1902 South African War
1914 - 1918 The Great War
Predecessor Units
Shrewsbury's Horse (7th Horse)
(1685 - 1687)
Langdale's Horse
(1687)
Hamilton's Horse
(1687 - 1688)
Coy's Horse
(1688 - 1691)
6th Horse
(1691 - 1697)
Arran's Horse
(1697 - 1703)
Cadogan's
(1703 - 1712)
Kellum's Horse
(1712 - 1717)
Napier's Horse
(1717 - 1740)
Neville's Horse
(1740 - 1744)
Cobham's Horse
(1744 - 1745)
Wentworth's Horse
(1745 - 1746)
2nd Irish Horse
(1746 - 1788)
5th Dragoon Guards
(1788 - 1804)
The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
(1804 -)
Successor Units
5th/6th Dragoons
(1922 - 1927)
5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
(1927 - 1935)
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
(1935 - )
Suggested Reading
The Story of a Regiment of Horse (5th Princess of Wales's Dragoon Guards) 1685-1922 (2 vols)
by R L Pomeroy (Blackwood 1924)
Tracks in Europe
by C J Boardman (privately printed - Home HQ 1980)
The Story of the Fifth Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
by R Evans (London 1951)
Change and Challenge: 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards 1928-1978
by C Blacker and H Woods (privately printed 1978)
Regimental Museum
The Cheshire Military Museum
The Castle
Chester
CH1 2DN
tel: 01244 327617
Open April-October 11am - 5pm (Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm)





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