Dragoons were originally horse-mounted infantry, in which soldiers would employ horses for transportation to and from the place of battle (and occasionally amid battle). They would, however, dismount to fight as foot soldiers. As dragoons evolved, they sometimes fought from saddle in the same manner of conventional cavalry, typically as medium (as distinct from heavy or light) cavalry. Today, many modern armoured regiments retain the term "dragoon" for historic reasons.
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
Official site of the museum of the three regiments comprising the modern unit: 1st King's Dragoon Guards, Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), and 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry).
History of England's northern cavalry, from foundation to the mechanisation.
Patrick O'Rourke, Royal Scots Grey
The brief memoirs of one of the last mounted dragoons, and his campaigns in Palestine and in Europe.
Royal Canadian Dragoons
Guild of the regimental family. Includes pages on the regiment's history, cadet corps, foundation, and supporters' association.
Focuses on the regiment's local activities. Includes brief history, information about museum exhibits, reference library and opportunities for service. Located in Moose Jaw.
South Alberta Light Horse Association
Information on the regiment, ceremonial troop, foundation, and recruitment.
Open encyclopaedia article on the history and modern use in war of horse mounted infantry.
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