It was formed on the 4 April 1848 in New Brunswick where it has served continually ever since. [13] Along with the 7th Dragoon Guards and the 14th Hussars they formed the 4th Cavalry Brigade under Brigadier General Dickson. In May 1915, they took part in the Second battle of Ypres where the Germans first used chlorine gas. In its time in India, the 8th had gone through two hot-weather campaigns, H.Q. 1810 p 140, Niall Fallon, 'A rare medal is unearthed on Curragh' in The Irish Times, 21 May 1994, p.22. They held their positions for two days in anticipation of further Chinese attacks, which did not come, before withdrawing to Seoul. This unusual Regiment included riflemen, grenadiers, artillery and cavalry, and it never knew defeat during the American conflict for independence. [26], The regiment was part of the offensive against the Italian Army in North Africa in June 1940, nine months after the outbreak of the Second World War. The ground was now opened up for the brigade to retire, the 8th now pursued their course to their original position, followed by all the other horsemen of the other regiments and, as their horses became blown or wounded, they tailed. History The foregoing article provides an introduction to the 8 Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars). The officers of the 8th called off the men, freeing up the ground for artillery fire, which gave many the chance to escape. Troop had shifted camp 300 times and marched over 3000 miles with some of the other Troops marching close to 4000 miles. Five ships were needed to transport them to the Black Sea. [7], The Battle of Inkerman was won by the infantry in November as the harsh winter of 1854–55 set in, killing 9,000 men. It was converted to armour and redesignated as the "8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars) CAC, CASF", on 9 February 1941; as the 5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars, CASF, on 11 February 1941. In the 1957 Defence White Paper, the 8th Hussars were slated for reduction. Cpl. Major Henry Huth received the DSO for his part in the Imjin battles and Captain Peter Ormrod won the Military Cross. For four months they patrolled the border and roads between Woodstock, Fredericton and Saint John. [38][39] In April 1945, the 8th crossed Weser River liberating the POW camp at Fallingbostel[40] before ending the war close to Hamburg. They were soon ordered to Mesopotamia in order to deal with various native insurrections at Medali, which they put down, moving from there to Egypt. This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment. Tpr. [44] Captain Donald Lewis Astley-Cooper, who was in command of Recce Troop, then put together a scratch force known as "Cooper Force" of Cromwell tanks borrowed from 7 RTR, which assisted the hard-pressed Royal Ulster Rifles, who had been under attack by superior forces since 2 January.[45]. "[50], Napier relates how, unable to use his weapons, he withdrew, allowing infantrymen to hitch a ride on his tank. Three platoons of Infantry suddenly appeared, in parade-ground order, out of the river bed – and were blown to confusion with some of the last ammunition the tanks carried. In October, Balaklava and the Charge of the Light Brigade took place. Empty Saddles list 2020 can be found here. This British Army cavalry regiment was raised in Ireland in 1693. View this object. The 8th Hussars charged into the enemy, killing swathes of Indian soldiers, taking two guns and continuing the charge right through the Phul Bagh encampment. the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection. On 5 September 1858, a squadron of "D" Troop, 8th Hussars, caught the mutineers at Beejapore, inflicting heavy losses. [49], Richard Napier, (a tank commander in the battle) in his book From Horses to Chieftains recalls: [21], The 8th Hussars returned to England in 1919, and embarked almost immediately for India where they spent less than a year. The overseas regiment disbanded on 15 February 1946.[1]. These troops included Hampton Troop of Cavalry, Assekeag Troop of Cavalry, Apohaqui Troop of Cavalry, Upham Troop of Cavalry, Johnston Troop of Cavalry, Shediac Troop of Cavalry, Springfield Troop of Cavalry, among others. It was re-raised again in 1715 and deployed to Scotland as part of the response to the Jacobite rising of 1715 and again for the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 26 January 1946, the regiment arrived in Halifax and the next day reached Sussex, New Brunswick where it was demobilized. (MGO 21/93 - Establishment Lists of the Active Militia of the Dominion of Canada for the Financial Year 1893-94. The crew resorted to lobbing grenades out of the hatches at the mass of Chinese infantry. In September 1915 the 8th Hussars transferred to the 2nd Indian Cavalry Division. Today, 8th Hussars are again militia soldiers, continuing to supply men and women to support the regular army in places such as Afghanistan where Canada has committed its forces. In a telegram of 2 May Lord Roberts said: "Hamilton speaks in high terms of the services of the 8th Hussars under Colonel Clowes and a made-up regiment of Lancers, which came into Broadwood's brigade and assisted in making the Boers evacuate their position". 1855 Jan.-March: Cavalry Division, viz.