Officer, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, 1960


Raised 1686; from1922 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards; from 1992 Royal Dragoon Guards -RDG (scroll down for a more detailed Description)

Published 1962 by © Hugh Evelyn Limited; drawn by Colonel Philip Henry Smitherman (1910-1982), Royal Corps of Signals
Size: c. 24 x 37cm [9 ½ ″ x 14 ½ ″] (may vary slightly from printers’ cut 50 years ago)
Printed on on medium cardstock weighing 144 g/smfaced in light greyish blue (RGB c. d5dede)
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The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment of the British Army formed in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. It served in the Second World War and the Korean War. In August 1992, because of the Options for Change defence cuts, the regiment was amalgamated with the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. This picture shows a cavalryman in the 1960’s. His cap badge came from the 5th, his collar badge from the 6th, his green trousers from the green facings of the 5th, the yellow edging on his shoulder belt from the facing colour of the 6th; so that although this new uniform appears to break with tradition it does in fact carry it on. The shoulder chains were added by the cavalry to their blue coats during the Boer war and were, in 1960, the distinguishing mark of the cavalryman.

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Dimensions 24 × 37.5 cm