British Cavalry Regiments and Order of Precedence


1660 - 1783 1783 - 1861 1861 - 1922 1922 -
Household Cavalry Household Cavalry Household Cavalry Household Cavalry
1st Troop of Life Guards of Horse 1st Regiment of Life Guards 1st Life Guards Life Guards
2nd Troop of Life Guards of Horse 2nd Regiment of Life Guards 2nd Life Guards Life Guards
3rd Troop of Life Guards of Horse (disbanded 1746) The Royal Horse Guards Blue The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)
4th Troop of Life Guards of Horse (disbanded 1746)      
1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards  (1788 into 1st Life Guards)      
2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards (1788 into 2nd Life Guards)      
The Royal Regiment of Horse Guards The Royal Horse Guards Blue The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)
Dragoon Guards Dragoon Guards Dragoon Guards Dragoon Guards
The King’s Own Regiment of Horse (2nd Horse) 1st Dragoon Guards (The King's) 1st Dragoon Guards (The King's) 1st Dragoon Guards (The King's)
The Queen’s Own Regiment of Horse (3rd Horse) 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's) 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's Bays) 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's Bays)
The 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards (4th Horse) 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) 3rd Dragoon Guards (The Prince of Wales's) 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
The 4th Regiment of Dragoon Guards (5th Horse, 1st Irish Horse) 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
The 5th Regiment of Dragoon guards (6th Horse, 2nd Irish Horse) 5th Dragoon Guards 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
The King’s Carbiniers (7th Horse, 3rd Irish Horse) 6th Dragoon Guards 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
Ligonier’s Horse (8th Horse, 4th Irish Horse) 7th Dragoon Guards (The Princess Royal's) 7th Dragoon Guards (The Princess Royal's) 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
Dragoons  Dragoons  Dragoons , Hussars and Lancers Amalgamated Cavalry Regiments
The Royal Regiment of Dragoons (1st) 1st Regiment of Dragoons (Royal) 1st Dragoons (The Royal) 1st Dragoons (The Royal)
Royal North British Dragoons (2nd) 2nd Regiment of Dragoons (Royal North British) 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys) 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys)
The King’s Own Regiment of Dragoons (3rd) 3rd Regiment of Dragoons (King's Own) 3rd Hussars (The King's Own) 3rd Hussars (The King's Own)
The Princess Anne of Denmark’s Dragoons (4th) 4th Regiment of Dragoons (Queen's Own) 4th Hussars (Queen's Own) 4th Hussars (Queen's Own)
The Royal Dragoons of Ireland (5th) 5th Regiment of Dragoons (Royal Irish) 5th Lancers (Royal Irish) 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
The 6th or Inniskilling Dragoons 6th Regiment of Dragoons (Inniskilling) 6th Dragoons (The Inniskillings) 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
The Queen’s Own Dragoons (7th) 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Queen's Own) 7th Hussars (The Queen's Own) 7th Hussars (The Queen's Own)
8th Dragoons 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons (The King's Royal Irish) 8th Hussars (King's Royal Irish) 8th Hussars (King's Royal Irish)
9th Dragoons 9th Regiment of Light Dragoons 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal)
10th Dragoons 10th Regiment of Light Dragoons (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own Royal)
11th Dragoons 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)
12th Dragoons 12th Regiment of Light Dragoons (The Prince of Wales's) 12th Lancers (The Prince of Wales's Royal) 12th Lancers (The Prince of Wales's Royal)
13th Dragoons 13th Regiment of Light Dragoons 13th Hussars 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
14th Dragoons 14th Regiment of Light Dragoons (The Duchess of York's Own) 14th Hussars (King's) 14th/20th King's Hussars
1st or King’s Royal Light Dragoons (15th) 15th Regiment of Light Dragoons (The King's) 15th Hussars (The King's) 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
2nd or The Queen’s Light Dragoons (16th) 16th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Queen's Own) 16th Lancers (The Queen's) 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
17th Light Dragoons 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 17th/21st Lancers
18th Light Dragoons 18th Regiment of Light Dragoons (King's Irish) 18th Hussars 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
19th Light Dragoons 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons 19th Hussars 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
20th Jamaica Light Dragoons (1791) 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons 20th Hussars 14th/20th King's Hussars
21st Light Dragoons (disbanded 1763, and again in 1783) 21st Regiment of Light Dragoons 21st Lancers 17th/21st Lancers
  22nd Regiment of Light Dragoons    
  23rd Regiment of Light Dragoons    




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