11th Hussars date back to 1715 when General Philip Honeywood raised a
Regiment of Mounted Dragoons, this was at the time of the Jacobite
1732 after a period of peacetime the Regiment was taken over by Lord
Mark Kerr. In
1751 they became known as 11th Regiment of Dragoons. When Lord Kerr died in 1752 Lord Ancram took command.
Regiment became Major General James Johnstones Dragoons in 1775, but
unofficially referred to as the 11th Light Dragoons.
1783 the Regiment officially became the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons.
In 1833 James Thomas Brudenell with the help of his father took
on the command of the Regiment. In 1840 Prince Albert changed the name to '11th Prince
Albert's Own Hussars'. Brudenell led the Regiment in 1854 at the Battle
of Balacklava, now known as the famous 'Charge of the Light
When Brudenell's father died,
Brudenell became Earl of Cardigan and
spent £10,000 a year on the Regiment, they became the smartest cavalry
in the service. After the Great War the Regiment returned to
England and in 1921 were retitled 11th
Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), this name the Regiment kept until 1969
when they amalgamated with 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wale's Own),
they were renamed The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wale's Own).
Then in 1992
the Regiment amalgamated with 14th/20th King's Hussars, and are now known
as The King's Royal Hussars.
Beaumont, Willems, Egypt, Salamanca, Peninsula, Waterloo, Bhurtpore, Alma,
Balaklava, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons,
Marne, Aisne, Messines, Armentieres, Ypres, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde,
Somme, Flers-Courcelette, Arras, Scarpe, Cambrai, St Quentin, Rosieres,
Amiens, Albert, Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle,
France and Flanders, Villers Bocage, Bourgebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Jurques,
Dives Crossing, La Vie Crossing, Lisieux, Le Tougues Crossing, Risle
Crossing, Roer, Rhine, Ibbenburen, Aller, North-West Europe, Egyptian
Frontier, Withdrawal to Matruh, Bir Enba, Sidi Barrani, Bug Bug, Bardia,
Capture of Tobruk, Beda Fomm, Halfaya, Sidi Suleiman, Tobruk, Gubi
1&2, Gabr Saleh, Sidi Rezegh, Taieb el Essem, Relief of Tobruk, Saunnu,
Msus, Defence of Alamein Line, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, Advance on
Tripoli, Enfidaville, Tunis, North Africa, Capture of Naples, Volturno