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14th/20th King's Hussars
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Service history
Active 1922-1992
Size One regiment
Part of Royal Armoured Corps
Commanders
Insignia
British Chieftain tanks

Chieftain tanks of 14th/20th King's Hussars on parade with urban camouflage, Straße des 17. Juni, West-Berlin, 18 June 1989.

The 14th/20th King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army.[1]

HistoryEdit

Originally styled the 14th/20th Hussars, the regiment was created in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars, as part of the reductions in the Army after the First World War.[2] The honorific King's was added back into the title in 1936.

The 14th were originally raised as Dormer's Dragoons in 1715 during the First Jacobite Rising. The regiment became light dragoons in 1776 and were designated as hussars in 1861. The 20th were raised as light dragoons in 1759 and became hussars in 1862.

In 1941, a cadre of personnel from the regiment was used to form the 26th Hussars.

The 14th/20th were amalgamated in 1992 with The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to become The King's Royal Hussars.

Battle honoursEdit

The combined battle honours of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars, plus:

  • The Second World War: Bologna, Medicina, Italy 1945
  • Wadi al Batin, Gulf 1991

Noahs ArcEdit

Noahs Arc is the association of the 14th/20th King's Hussars.

National Old & Ancient Hawks Annual Reunion Club

Following the amalgamation a club was formed with the aim of perpetuating the memory of the 14th/20th King's Hussars. The club provides a forum for all who served in or with the regiment to continue their comradeship via the website (Noahs Arc) or by annual reunions. It became known as Noahs Arc. Reunions are held each April.

Former officersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pharo-Tomlin, John (2002). The Ramnuggur Boys. The Museum of the King's Royal Hussars in Lancashire (14th/20th King's Hussars). ISBN 0-9542772-0-1. 
  2. Murray Davies (2001). "Commanding Change: War Winning Military Strategies for Organizational Change". Praeger/Greenwood. ISBN 0-275-97110-4. 

Further readingEdit

  • Perrett, Bryan (1984). The Hawks: A short history of 14th/20th King's Hussars. Picton Publishing

External linksEdit

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