The aim of this website is to bring you the history of one of the British army’s finest regiments of the past for all future generations to read and admire.
The 14th were originally raised as Dormer’s Dragoons in 1715 during the First Jacobite Rising. The regiment became Light Dragoons in 1776 and were designated as hussars in 1861. The 20th were raised as light dragoons in 1759 and became hussars in 1862.
Originally named the 14th/20th Hussars, the regiment was created on the 1st October 1922 by the amalgamation of the 14th King’s Hussars and the 20th (XHX) Hussars, as part of the reductions in the Army after the First World War. The honorific King’s was added back into the title in 1936.
The 14th/20th King’s Hussars became part of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) when it was formed in April 1939 by combining the Horse mounted Cavalry units that had mechanised and the Royal Tank Corps (which was renamed the Royal Tank Regiment).
In 1941, a cadre of personnel from the regiment was used to form the 26th Hussars.
The 14th/20th King’s Hussars amalgamated with The Royal Hussars (PWO) on the 4th December 1992 at York Barrack in Munster, Germany to form The King’s Royal Hussars.
Nicknames associated with the 14th/20th King’s Hussars
Hawks / The Emperors Chambermaids / The Ramnuggur Boys’
Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense (Evil be to Him who Evil Thinks)
I know it is not something everybody wants but I am once again trying to have a 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 installed onto the website to make the website more usable by all Hawks.
I am not installing it myself this time I am having it professionally done in the hope that this makes it more secure. That will only be found out once it has been installed! Once installed I will provide a link HERE so users can register. I have asked for several questions to be incorporated into the registration process, this is to keep the spammers out, none of the questions asked are of a private nature nor will the answers be seen by other users.
I am thinking of just having a small link included on this homepage and not in the drop menus? I don’t know what you think of that. I think in the drop menus it’s easier to find for spammers whereas if it is just a link on the homepage where it would be mentioned, it would be harder although not impossible to find.
I also realise that this could be a very slow take-up process but I would appreciate it once it is live if you could let others know, word of mouth is the best means of getting information out there. I may ask at some point for others to help on the forum? This will be to moderate posts. I’m hoping, against all hope, that none of the hate posts will appear. I’d really like this to be a friendly environment.
I ask that the forum remains a place of harmony where no ill feeling are expressed, no hate is mentioned and respect for todays regiment, The King’s Royal Hussars, be maintained at all times. I am a believer in free speech and expressing opinions but if these rules are broken that/those post(s) will be deleted.