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British Cavalry Regiments Nicknames - AWI

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:00 pm

Due to the perceived unsuitability of the North American terrain for cavalry operations, only two cavalry regiments were sent to America.

16th Regiment of Light Dragoons "The Queen's"
Named in honour of Rgt sponsor, Queen Charlotte.

17th Regiment of Light Dragoons "The Death or Glory Boys"
Rgt cap badge was a death head with the motto 'or Glory'


'Nous voilà, Lafayette'

Colonel C.E. Stanton, aide to A.E.F. commander John 'Black Jack' Pershing, upon the landing of the first US troops in France 1917

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Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:02 pm

Good information..

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