7th Dragoon Guards


7th Dragoon Guards

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's)


caption= Regimental Badge
dates= 1688-1922
country= United Kingdom
branch= British Army
type= Cavalry
role= Heavy Cavalry
size= 550
current_commander=Defunct
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ceremonial_chief=
ceremonial_chief_label=Colonel-in-Chief
identification_symbol=
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march=(slow)7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
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nickname = The Black Horse

The 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 into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.

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.

After service in the First World War, it retitled as the 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards the following year.

References

*cite web
url=http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/cav/DG7.htm
title=7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
accessmonthday=March 30
accessyear=2007
last=Mills
first=T.F.
work=regiments.org
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