British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 1st Royal 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. 


#9 The 1st Royal Dragoons

“This regiment originated as a troop of cuirassiers in 1661 and was given the title “Royal Regiment of Dragoons” in 1684. The picture on this card shows an officer’s uniform during the early part of Queen Victoria’s reign.”

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Officer, 1st Royal Dragoons (c.1837)

 

Sites of interest about the 1st Royal Dragoons:

National Army Museum page on the 1st Royal Dragoons.

My own painted figures of the 1st Royal Dragoons of the Waterloo era, part of my Nappy Cavalry Project.

History of the regiment on this unofficial site on the Household Cavalry.

Recreation group of the 1st Royal Dragoons

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