British Army - Cavalry

 

Life Guards

Life Guards on duty in Whitehall, London

 

Historically there were two styles of fighting within the Cavalry. Horse Guards fought whilst mounted and Dragoons, who had horses for swift movement, fought dismounted.

 

The First World War was the end of traditional cavalry as troopers saw irregular service as infantry.

 

In 1928 the first regiment of cavalry to become mechanised was the 11th Hussars and by 1948 there was no regiments left still mounted (with the exception of ceremonial duties).

 


Neil Wooldridge 2010-2015