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History, 8th Kings's Royal Irish Hussars


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Colonel Conyngham's Dragoons were raised in Ireland in 1693. They first saw active service during the war of Spanish secession where, having defeated the Spanish Cavalry and stolen their crossbelts they earned the name of 'The Crossbelt Dragoon's'. The Regimental Journal and Polo Team are still called 'The Crossbelts'.

4The Regiment saw extensive action during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and fought in the Flanders campaign of 1784. They gained their first Battle Honour in 1803 in India. The 8 KRIH accompanied the 4th Hussars down the 'Valley of Death' during the immortal Charge Of The Light Brigade in 1854. Soon after they won 5 Victoria Crosses in Central India during the mutinies. The Regiment spent the duration of the Great War suffering the privations of the trenches of the Western Front.

3The Regiment mechanised in 1938 and fought alongside the 3rd, 4th and 7th Hussars in the Dessert Rats during the North African campaign. They landed in Normandy in June 1944, and fought their way across Europe to Hamburg. In 1950 the Regiment was sent to aid the UN in Korea where they earned unreserved praise for their courageous action during the battle of Imjin River.

2The Regiment amalgamated with the 4th Hussar's in 1958.

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