Submit site on or for the light horse, excluding sites that are primarily for or about re-enactors.The Australian Light Horse cavalry was raised to fight during the Boer War and the First World War. Generally fighting as dragoons (i.e. as infantry who used horses for transportation, but dismounted to fight), the regiments occupy a special place in Australia's military lore.
This category includes web pages dealing with dragoons from the regular forces, special forces, reserve and militia forces, and irregular forces. It also includes national, sub-national, supra-national, extra-national, and historic units. Please do submit official and unofficial sites dealing with such units; personal pages of cavaliers from such units; unit associations; historical analyses; or other pages studying, celebrating, or citicizing such units. Please do not submit re-enactor, entertainment, or business sites, which have their own categories elsewhere.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.
Please submit sites by or about Household Cavalry regiments in the Commonwealth of Nations. The sites may be official or unofficial.Household Cavalry regiments are the most elite mounted regiments in the Commonwealth of Nations, and are directly attached to the Head of State, Monarch, or Viceroy. Today, all Household Cavalry regiments are now armoured cavalry regiments, although most retain some ceremonial horse cavalry element.
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Please include sites on historic and current lancer regiments and lancer soldiers. Please do not include re-enactor sites, which have their own categories.Lancers were cavalry armed with lances. Although vulnerable in close combat to other cavalry soldiers armed with swords or sabres, a disciplined lancer charge could smash most infanty lines.
Submit official sites and sites by supporters and friends of mounted police units.Police forces around the world maintain mounted units for crowd control and public ceremony.
Please submit sites about Aboriginal cavalry units, from any era and in any conflict. Please do not submit re-enactor sites, which have their own categories.North American Aboriginals (Canadian, American, and Mexican native peoples) developed a profound horse culture soon after European colonists re-introduced the horse to the New World. Aboriginal cavalry served as regular and irregular forces until the end of the nineteenth century, sometimes in alliances with Old World powers (e.g. with Britain against France in the 18th century inter-colonial wars), sometimes in North American conflicts (e.g. in alliance with Canada in defence against the American invasion of 1812), sometimes against colonists to protect their own lands (e.g. against the United States in the Indian Wars).