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Lord Strathcona’s Horse on the march, 1918
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Beauty in desolation: Munnings and the First World War

In 1918, the artist Alfred Munnings was tasked with recording the wartime contribution of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and Forestry Corps. His paintings highlight the military role of horses, capturing their beauty in the war-affected landscapes of France.

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Cap badge, Army Air Corps, c1944

Army Air Corps

The Army Air Corps originated in the Second World War and is the aviation combat and reconnaissance arm of the British Army. Its members have served in most of the Army's major campaigns.

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Royal Army Dental Corps

Royal Army Dental Corps

Formed in 1921, the Royal Army Dental Corps has taken care of the British Army’s dental health for almost a century, whether in barracks or on active operations.

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Other ranks' cap badge, Royal Army Pay Corps, c1945

Royal Army Pay Corps

This British Army unit was responsible for administering financial matters, such as pay and accounts. It was amalgamated into the Adjutant General's Corps in 1992.

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Cap badge, The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), 1976

The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1959. It existed until 2006, when it was merged into The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Cap badge, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), c1914

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

This infantry unit was formed in 1881 and recruited in western and central Scotland. It existed until 2006, when it was amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Glengarry badge, 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders), c1876

93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

This Scottish infantry regiment was raised in 1800. It served until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland) Highlanders.

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Glengarry badge, 91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment, c1874

91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

This Scottish infantry regiment was raised in 1794. It served until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland) Highlanders.

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1st Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in training, 1914

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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Other ranks' cap badge, Intelligence Corps, c1955

Intelligence Corps

This British Army unit was originally formed in 1914. It is responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating military intelligence and also for counter-intelligence and security.

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Glengarry badge, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, c1879

57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It served until the Army reforms of 1881, when it became part of The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).

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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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