WW1 Era Cap Badge 18th Hussars (Princess of Wales) CB.1003
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The regiment was first raised by Charles, Marquess of Drogheda as the 19th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1759 and were re-numbered as the 18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1763. In 1805 they took the title of the 18th (King’s Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, only to be re-designated as hussars in 1807, becoming the 18th (King’s Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars).
The regiment remained in France after a final charge t the Battle of Waterloo until they were disbanded in 1821. However they were re-f0rmed in 1861 as the 18th Hussars until 1903 when the become the 18th (Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars only to be re-titled the 18th (Victoria Mary, Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars in 1905 They underwent its final name change in 1921, becoming the 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own). A year later, it was merged with the 13th Hussars to form the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own).
Kings crown, all brass, lug fitting
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