British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 15th Hussars

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. 


#10: The 15th Hussars

“This regiment was raised in 1759 and was then known as Light Dragoons. In 1807 it was converted to Hussars and in 1922 it was amalgamated with the 19th Hussars. Depicted on this card is a trooper wearing the uniform of the 1825 period.”

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Trooper, 15th Hussars (c.1825)
Sites of interest about the 15th Hussars:

National Army Museum page on the 15th The King’s Hussars.

“A Soldier’s Life” Discovery Museum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne features collections from the 15th and 19th The King’s Royal Hussars and The Northumberland Hussars.

The British Army at Waterloo: Information on the 15th Hussars at Waterloo. This blog features one man’s project that aims to represent every British soldier at Waterloo (31,500 men) in 28mm figures.

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