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Offline legs11

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Dragoons
« on: Saturday 23 October 04 14:13 BST (UK) »
Hi there

I hope this is the right site, but I would like to know where I could find information on the Dragoons please.

thanks for any help,

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Re: Dragoons
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 October 04 14:58 BST (UK) »
Hi.
I believe that the Dragoons are also known as the Hussar Regiments. I'm not sure if this is the case for all of the Dragoons. Check out this site and learn about some Hussar Regiments:
http://www.qawebhosting.com/%7Ehussars/index.htm

Other links include:
http://www.army.mod.uk/armcorps/ltdragoo/

Try Google search using 'Dragoons'.

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Re: Dragoons
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 October 04 15:06 BST (UK) »
legs11

Here's another site worth looking at:

http://www.regiments.org/

found courtesy of Google.

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Re: Dragoons
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 October 04 15:11 BST (UK) »
Until the Napoleonic era British cavalry consisted of "Heavy" Dragoons - big men mounted on large and powerful horses - the descendants of mediaeval knights. They were shock troops used to smash the flanks of infantry units so that their own infantry could advance. I think it was about 1808 that Wellington encouraged the formation of "light" dragoons, also known as Hussars. I think it may have been because heavy cavalry was hampered in Spanish hill terrain. To a  large extent these were scouts and skirmishers and also useful to prey on retreating enemy. Today the differnence would be between tanks and armoured cars.
I think all Dragoon and Hussar regiments were amalgamated during the WWII [but don't hold me to that].
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Dragoons
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 October 04 15:13 BST (UK) »
hey,

thanks ryan and little nell, will look at those sites. I need it for a relative.

thanks again

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Re: Dragoons
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 October 04 15:15 BST (UK) »
thanks hackstaples and I won't

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