British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: 7th Queens Own 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. 


#13: 7th Queens Own Light Dragoons

“This regiment was raised as Dragoons in 1689 and was then known as Cunningham’s Regiment of Dragoons. The regiment was then converted to Light Dragoons in 1783 and to Hussars in 1807. An officer in the uniform of 1805  is depicted on this card.”

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Officer, 7th Queens Own Light Dragoons (c.1805)

Sites of interest about the 7th Queens Own Light Dragoons:

National Army Museum page on the 7th Queens Own Light Dragoons (later the 7th Hussars).

Website of the Queens Own Hussars Museum. By the end of 2017, the MoD requires the Regiment to close the existing museum and re-house it with the Queens Royal Irish Hussars Museum at one site. Donations are being sought here.

And finally, I have a vague idea of painting this very regiment and adding them to the Nappy Cavalry Project using Zvezda’s Prussian Black Hussars from the 7 Years War…

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