Badges and Distinctions

Dormer’s Dragoons – In 1751 the Regiment was authorised to bear the white horse of Hannover on the Guidon by Royal Warrant.

14th Regiment of Light Dragoons – In 1798 authority was given for the Regiment to assume the Prussian Eagle as its Regimental Badge.

14th King’s Regiment of Light Dragoons – In 1832 the Regiment was authorised to bear the King’s Crest on the appointments, and the Prussian Eagle on the second and third corners of the Regimental Guidon.

14th/20th King’s Hussars – In 1947 the Regiment adopted the Gurkha Crossed Kukris as a shoulder badge which are worn by all ranks on the upper part of both sleeves on Blue Patrols, Service Dress and Mess Dress. The 14th/20th King’s Hussars were originally granted the unique kukrishonour of wearing Crossed Kukris by the 43rd Gurkha Lorried Infantry Brigade as a result of the Italian Campaign, which included the Battle of Medicina in April 1945. Since 1946, 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles, who fought alongside the Regiment at Medicina, wore the Prussian Eagle on their sleeve. This tradition is now carried on by The Royal Gurkha Rifles, following the amalgamation of the 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles with the 2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles in July 1994.

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