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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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Glengarry badge, 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment, c1874

77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (The Duke of Cambridge's Own)

This infantry unit was raised in 1787. It served in several campaigns until 1881, when it was merged into The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).

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Glengarry badge 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment, c1874

69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

This British Army infantry unit was raised in 1758. It continued in service until 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Welsh Regiment.

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Horses carrying ammunition, c1917

Horse power in the First World War

Without its hard-working horses, the Army could not have functioned during the First World War. Their contribution included carrying and pulling supplies, ammunition, artillery and even the wounded.

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Glengarry badge, 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot, c1874

41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot

This British Army infantry unit was raised in 1719. It continued in service until 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Welsh Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, 45th (Nottinghamshire) (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot, 1874

45th (Nottinghamshire) (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was formed in 1741. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The Sherwood Foresters.

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Glengarry badge, 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot, c1874

95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was formed in 1823. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The Sherwood Foresters.

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Glengarry badge, 80th Regiment of Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers), c1874

80th Regiment of Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers)

This infantry unit was raised in 1793. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The South Staffordshire Regiment.

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Officer’s cap badge, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, c1960

5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

This armoured regiment was formed in 1922 from two existing dragoon units. It served until 1992, when it was amalgamated into The Royal Dragoon Guards.

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38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1705. It took part in many British Army campaigns, before being amalgamated into the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1881.

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Cap badge, other ranks, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, c1900

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons

This cavalry regiment was raised in Ireland in 1689. It continued in British Army service until 1922, when it was merged into the 5th/6th Dragoons.

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Shako plate, 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, c1869

74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

This Scottish infantry unit was raised in 1787. It existed until the 1881 Army reforms, when it became part of the Highland Light Infantry.

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Officers' glengarry badge, 71st (Highland) Regiment, 1874

71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

This Scottish unit was raised in 1777. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it became part of the Highland Light Infantry.

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