This military unit was raised originally in response to the Jacobite Rebellion in 1715 as Humphrey Gore’s Regiment of Dragoons. Renamed 10th Royal Hussars, Prince Of Wales Own, in 1751 and in 1806, The Royal Hussars. “Dragoon” comes from the word “Dragon” and was used in the name as these were among the first cavalry regiments to use rifles rather than swords when entering the fight on horseback. They laid the rifle between the ears of their horse when galloping toward their enemy at full speed. The purpose was to create chaos in the ranks of the enemy, making it easier for the advancing foot soldiers to destroy their adversaries with minimal loss to theri own warriors.
HORSE BRASS: MILITARY UNIT COLLECTION: 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own)
Designed and manufactured by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England wheree they have been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. Made consisting of a mix of pure first-run ingot brass with a high copper content for richness in colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.