British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 4th Light Dragoons

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. 


#7: The 4th Light Dragoons

“[Like two other cards in this series] this illustrates one of the uniforms of the 4th Light Dragoons. This uniform was worn during the period  just before the regiment was converted to Hussars in 1860.”

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4th Light Dragoons (c.1860)
Sites of interest about the 4th Light Dragoons:

National Army Museum page on the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars (Light Dragoons).

The old museum of the Queen’s Own Hussars is due for closure in 2017 but a project for the replacement (in a merger with the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars museum) is underway. The new Warwick-based Queen’s Royal Hussars museum is currently fund-raising and donations are being accepted through this new website.

Roger Fenton photograph of officers of the 4th Light Dragoons during the Crimean War.

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