Title: History of the 5th Dragoon Guards: The Story of a Regiment of Horse, Being the Regimental History from 1685 to 1922 of the 5th Princess Charlotte of Wales’ Dragoon Guards – 2 Volume Set

Author: Pomeroy, Ralph Legge

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: William Blackwood

Publication Date: 1924


Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 337 pages (Volume 1) and 289 pages (Volume 2)

Comments: The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1922.

The regiment was first raised as the Duke of Shrewsbury’s Regiment of Horse in 1685, by the regimenting of various independent troops, and ranked as the 6th Regiment of Horse. In 1746 it was transferred to the Irish establishment, where it was ranked as the 2nd Regiment of Horse, and transferred back to the British establishment in 1788 as the 5th Regiment of Dragoon Guards. In 1804 it took the title 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Regiment of Dragoon Guards (later simply the 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards) for Princess Charlotte.

After service in the First World War, it retitled as 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) in 1921, and was amalgamated with The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons), to form the 5th/6th Dragoons the following year.

Now scarce two volume set.