Website Forum

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.

Thank you

Uniform – 20th (xHx) Hussars

This is a uniform of an Officer in the 20th (xHx) Hussars. The 20th (xHx) Hussars was the only regiment to wear the Primrose Yellow plume to the Busby, the Busby bag is Crimson as is the central silk train on the Regimental Crossbelt.

In the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny (1857 – 1859), the East India Company questioned the loyalty of Indians in its cavalry units. As a result, it recruited several units made up entirely of non-Indian soldiers.

One of these was the 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry. Formed in 1858, it transferred to the British Army only three years later while still in India.

On its transfer, it was converted into a Hussar Regiment and took over the numeral 20, which was vacant at the time, in the cavalry order of precedence. Five unconnected light dragoon regiments with that numeral had been raised and disbanded between 1706 and 1818. In 1890, the 20th Hussars were officially recognised as their successor and adopted their battle honours.

The 20th (xHx) Hussars remained in India until 1872, serving on both the Umbeyla (1863) and Black Mountain (1868) expeditions. It then mostly served in England from 1872 to 1895, broken only by a period in Ireland from 1879 to 1884.

During the 1880s, it sent four troops to the Sudan, along with a detachment to the Egyptian Frontier Force. It fought at Tofrek and Ginnis in 1885, and at Gemeizeh in 1888 during the Mahdist War.

The next overseas posting for the regiment as a whole only came in 1895, when it returned to India. From there, it moved to the Boer War (1899-1902) in 1901, taking part in the anti-guerrilla campaign. Garrison duties in Egypt, England and Ireland followed.

 

The regiment disbanded in 1921. It was re-formed as a single squadron the following year to amalgamate with the 14th (King’s) Hussars to become the 14th/20th Hussars Later The 14th/20th King’s Hussars. The 14th/20th King’s Hussars amalgamated with the Royal Hussars (PWO) on the 4th December 1992 to form a new regiment, The King’s Royal Hussars.

Website down time

The past few days have been slightly hindered by the need to move the website to a new server. The website did have a day of some down time, my apologies for any inconvenience.

Regimental Band

I have updated the pages on the Regimental Band including a new page on Bandmasters.

Regimental Bandmasters

The website has also undergone some further changes due to the website being constantly attacked by spammers. I have had to turn off the comments section on all the pages to stop the attacks and hopefully prevent further insults and other nonsense. I am sorry if that has spoilt the interaction of the website.

As mentioned previously, the forum was also deleted. It was not being used and again it was being abused by the same spammers. I may look to see if there is a more secure forum available but that may be in the future?  If you think you would use it let me know.

I am now hoping to add items to the store, these will be limited initially to see if they are needed as I feel the shopping side of life is pretty much covered by the Noah’s ARC and other outlets. If you can think of something you would like with the websites Hawk, please let me know 🙂

Thank you for reading.

Comments section

Unfortunately there are people on the web who find no greater pleasure than destroying things for others.

Of late there has been this constant abuse/attack on the website where idiots think it is OK to post derogatory comments regarding veterans of the regiment mentioned on the site. Thankfully 99% of those comments are not viewed by visitors as I have placed controls on the site preventing that. Also 1% do and I have therefore decided it is best no to allow comments to be posted and that permission is being removed over the coming days.

If you would like to add something please contact me and I will add that for you or use the BLOG section.

Paul

Deleted

Today I took the difficult decision to remove the forum. I was being hammered by spammers which was causing all types of problems, it just was not a viable option for this website.

Thank you

 

Website Update

I have been changing the layout of the website as I thought parts of it did not make sense, I hope I have not confused anyone during their navigation around the pages.

I have also started to incorporate Bandmasters, I have yet to update the page but I hope to have that completed in about 10 days or so.