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3rd Hussars

Thomas Brown

3rd The Kings Own Hussars

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Movement of The Regiment:

1685

On the 16th June, King James II authorised the raising of The Queen Consortís Regiment of Dragoons.  First Colonel, Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset.

1689

Regt styled Levesonís Dragoons (after Colonel).

1689-92

Regt served King William III in the subjugation of Ireland.

1694-97

Regt on active service against the French in the Netherlands.

1702

Regt fought Spanish at Cadiz and Vigo.

1707

Battle of Almanza (Spain).

1714

Name changed to 3rd Kingís Own Regiment of Dragoons by King George I.

1715

Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland.  Battle of Sherjffmuir.

1742

War of Austrian Succession. Regt moved to Belgium and later Germany.

1743

On the 27th June.  Battle of Dettingen (Pte Thomas Brown recaptures Regt Guidon from the French and was honoured on the field by King George II.  Regt captured silver kettle drums).

1745

Battle of Fontenoy.  Return to England for Jacobite Rebellion, skirmish at Clifton near Penrith.

1746

Battle of Culloden.

1746-1811

3rd Dragoons stationed in United Kingdom.  Only active service was three raids against France and Netherlands and anti-smuggling and anti-riot duties.

1811

Regt embarks for Portugal and Spain to take part in Peninsular War against France.

1812

Battle of Salamanca.

1813

Battle of Vittoria.

1814

Battle of Toulouse.  Return to England.

1815-18

Army of Occupation in France.

1818

Regt became 3rd or Kingís Own Light Dragoons.

1819-37

Regt served in Ireland, England and Scotland on anti-riot duty.

1837-53

Regt on active service in India and Afghanistan.

1842

Capture of Cabool.

1845-46

First Sikh War. Battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sobraon.

1849

Second Sikh War. Battles of Chillianwallah and Goojerat.

1853-68

Service in England and Ireland.

1861

Regt became 3rd Kingís Own Hussars.

1868-79

Service in India.

1879-98

Service in England and Ireland.

1898-1901

Service in India.

1902

Active service in South African War.

1903-14

Service in India, South Africa and England.

1914-18

First World War. Active service in France.

1919

Army of Occupation at Duren near Cologne.

1921

Name changed to 3rd The Kingís Own Hussars.

1922

Active service with Army of Occupation in Turkey.

1923-32

Regt in Egypt and India.

1932-40

Service in England.

1936

Regt mechanised at Tidworth,

1939-45

Second World War.  Active service in Norway, Western Desert, Crete, Java and Italy.

1946-48

Recce Regt of 6th Airborne Division in Palestine.

1948-58

Service in BAOR at Lubeck, Munster, Bielefeld and Iserlohn.

 

Recommended History:

The Galloping Third, by Hector Bolitho, John Murray. 1963.

Peninsular Portrait 1811-14, The letters of Captain William Bragge,  3rd (Kingís Own) Dragoons.  

Edited by S A C Cassels, Oxford University Press, 1963.

 

Sergeant Pearmanís Memoirs,      Edited by the Marquis of Anglesey, Jonathan Cape, 1968.

Thomas Brown

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