Category: 7th Dragoon Guards

Categories: British Army | Dragoon Guards

7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1688. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated, with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, into the 4th-7th Royal Dragoon Guards in 1922 after World War I and the creation of the Irish Republic.


The regiment was first raised as Lord Cavendish's Regiment of Horse in 1685, by the regimenting of various independent troops, and ranked as the 9th and later 8th Regiment of Horse.

In 1746 it was transferred to the Irish establishment, where it was ranked as the 4th Regiment of Horse, or the "Black Horse", and transferred back to the British establishment in 1788 as the 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards for Princess Charlotte.

Preceded by
New Unit
7th Dragoon Guards
1688 - 1922
Succeeded by
4th-7th Royal Dragoon Guards

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Person Profiles (6)

abt 1889 Stoke, Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 18 Oct 1917
08 Dec 1883 - abt 1957
17 Nov 1814 India - 06 Jan 1853 photo
bef 11 Oct 1790 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England - Oct 1841 photo
30 Jan 1867 Leicester, Leicestershire, England - 23 Dec 1914 photo
06 Aug 1842 Allahabad, Bengal, India - 24 Jan 1913




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