17th Lancers

17th Lancers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, most famous for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Various amalgamations have resulted in its absorption into the Queen's Royal Lancers (which also incorporates the 5th Lancers, 16th Lancers and 21st Lancers). In 1759 Colonel John Hale of the 47th Foot was ordered home by General James Wolfe just prior to the General's death, with the final dispatches and news of Wolfe's victory in the Battle of Quebec. For bringing news of the victory, Hale was rewarded with land in Canada and permission to raise a regiment of light dragoons. The new regiment was known as the 18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons and was also known as Hale's Light Horse after its founder.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135763628
  • 9786135763621