British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 6th 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. 


#6: The 6th Dragoon Guards

“Raised in 1685 and known as the King’s Carabiniers, partly because the men were armed with long pistols known as ‘carabines’. The regiment was amalgamated in 1922 with the 3rd Dragoon Guards to form the Prince of Wales’ Dragoon Guards. This is an officer in 1888.”

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Officer, 6th Dragoon Guards (c.1888)
Sites of interest about the 6th Dragoon Guards (also known as the Carabiniers):

National Army Museum page on the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers).

The museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, of which the 6th Dragoon Guards are an antecedent.

 

 

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