October 6, 2001
As an American it was interesting to read about the American Revolution as just another skirmish in the Dragoons History. Though, even they had to admit that we turned out to be a much more formidable foe than they had anticipated.
Unfortunately, photography was not allowed inside the museum because there were many interesting displays. There was a very poignant letter from a son written to his father the day after Waterloo to let him know that he was safe.
After 1816 the Regiment went from being Dragoons to being Lancers. They took part in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava. Of the 700 Lancers who went into the Valley of Death, only 200 men and NO horses survived.
After World War I, the horse was no longer useful for war transport. The Lancers became part of an armoured brigade.
They are now a part of the UN and NATO peacekeeping forces and they took part in the 1991 Gulf War.
This was a very interesting Museum and even my husband who usually is quite bored, was fascinated with everything they had to tell and display.
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