British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 5th Dragoon Guards

A series of regular blog posts displaying images from “British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century”; a set of trade cards issued by Badshah Tea Co. of London in 1963. 


#3 The 5th Dragoon Guards

“This regiment was raised in 1685 as the 7th Horse and became the 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’) Dragoon Guards in 1804. It was amalgamated with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. The uniform shown here is that of an officer of William IV.”

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Officer, 5th Dragoon Guards (c. 1830)
Sites of interest about the 5th Dragoon Guards:

National Army Museum page on the 5th Dragoon Guards

Site of the Royal Dragoon Guards museum in York. (One day, I will visit…)

Cheshire Military Museum page dedicated to the 5th/6th Dragoons; the successor regiment formed following the amalgamation of the 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) and The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons).

 

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