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15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby janner » June 3rd, 2016, 3:51 pm

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I'm sans carbine :D

New recruits need to be able to ride to a reasonable level, e.g. get by in the three basic gaits, but do not need their own mount. We'll be participating in the Feuquières Campaign in late August and will then be conducting monthly winter training in preparation for Borodino next year (yes, a small detachment of XVLD were actually there in 1812), as well as for the usual gigs in UK.

More on us here: http://www.xvld.org
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby unclearthur » June 5th, 2016, 12:04 pm

Nice pic. I've got some kit, but little time, unfortunately :(
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby janner » June 5th, 2016, 12:19 pm

unclearthur wrote:Nice pic. I've got some kit, but little time, unfortunately :(


Well you know where to find us if you find some time ;)
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby jf42 » June 7th, 2016, 3:53 pm

Stephen, does XLVD have a unit historian as such; a keeper of the regimental lore?
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby janner » June 10th, 2016, 10:53 am

jf42 wrote:Stephen, does XLVD have a unit historian as such; a keeper of the regimental lore?


No one in particular, but the current OC, Keith Williams, would be a good place to start. What did you have in mind?
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby jf42 » June 10th, 2016, 1:14 pm

Stephen, Thanks

- Apart from the fact that one forbear ran way to join Elliot's Light Horse in 1769 only to be packed off home again almost immediately (he nonetheless ended up on Sir William Erskine's staff in America), I have just learned that another forbear was CO in the late 1790s.

However, I am currently interested in the regiment's light dragoon phase, specifically the Low Countries campaign 1793-95 and certain distinctions and honours said to have derived from then.

Do you know if your OC's interest extends back before the hussar designation?

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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby janner » June 11th, 2016, 1:17 pm

No, that's all too early for us. However, I'm sure you've already tracked down the regimental history: http://www.lightdragoons.org.uk/downloads.html
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby jf42 » June 11th, 2016, 4:41 pm

Yes, thanks. The general outline I am familiar with. It's the byways I am exploring. I thought it would be a long shot.
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Re: 15th or King's Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Postby janner » February 19th, 2017, 2:54 pm

I spent the last few days putting together a new sheepskin cover:

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Full campaign look would require a waterproof deck around the valise with mess tins strapped on top, and a water bucket strapped to the off-side, in addition, of course, to a carbine in its boot.
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