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1st Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in training, 1914
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Cavalry on the Western Front

In the First World War, the cavalry could no longer deliver the decisive charges it had performed in the past. But it continued to carry out a variety of useful roles that contributed to British success.

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The Battle of Princeton, 1777

American War of Independence: Key battles

In 1775, Britain’s American colonies rebelled in a bid for independence. The British Army performed fairly well in battle against the rebels, but it was unable to prevent the loss of territory following French and Spanish entry into the war.

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Battle of Bunker Hill, June 1775

American War of Independence: Outbreak

In 1775, political and economic concerns led the inhabitants of Britain’s 13 American colonies to rise up in revolt. The subsequent conflict divided families and communities across North America.

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Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, c1954

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

This British Army unit was established in 1942. It is responsible for maintaining, recovering and repairing tanks, vehicles, weapons and equipment.

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Other ranks' cap badge, Royal Army Education Corps, c1970

Royal Army Educational Corps

This British Army unit was responsible for educating and instructing soldiers in a range of subjects and skills. In 1992, it became a branch of the newly-formed Adjutant General’s Corps.

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Other ranks' cap badge, The East Surrey Regiment, c1914

The East Surrey Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 reforms. It continued in service until 1959, when it became part of The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, 31st (Huntingdonshire)Regiment, c1877

31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry unit was formed in 1702. It served in many British Army campaigns until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The East Surrey Regiment.

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Other ranks' glengarry badge, 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot, c1874

70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1758. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The East Surrey Regiment.

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Other ranks' cap badge, The Royal Sussex Regiment, c1916

The Royal Sussex Regiment

This infantry unit was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 1966, when it became part of The Queen’s Regiment.

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Other ranks' beret badge, The Queen's Regiment, c1973

The Queen's Regiment

This short-lived infantry unit was established in 1966. It served with the British Army until 1992, when it was merged into The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, c1874

35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot

This infantry unit was raised in 1701. Following 180 years of British Army service, it was merged into The Royal Sussex Regiment during the 1881 reforms.

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Other ranks' glengarry badge, 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Infantry), c1874

107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry)

This infantry regiment was raised by the East India Company in 1854. Under the Childers Reforms of 1881, it was amalgamated into The Royal Sussex Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot, c1874

50th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot

This infantry unit was raised in 1755. It served in many British Army campaigns until 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

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