6th Dragoon Guards Officer's Helmet
This famous British cavalry Regiment from 1871 to 1822 wore this exquisite
helmet made of brass with a gilt (gold plated) and silver helmet plate and
white cascading plume.
This helmet is full sized and is unique
because most British cavalry helmets were polished steel with gilt or
Adding to the look was the fact the 6th Dragoon
Guards were the only Dragoon Guards that sported a blue tunic instead of a
This helmet is obviously a must for any cavalry
The Carabiniers (6th
Dragoon Guards) was
descended from the Ninth Horse regiment, raised in response to the
Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685, the first year of the reign of King
James II. Colonelcy of the Ninth Horse was given to Richard, 2nd Viscount
Lumley of Waterford. In accordance with tradition of the time, the
regiment became known as Lord Lumley's Horse. Shortly thereafter,
Lumley petitioned the Queen Dowager to permit labeling the regiment The
Queen Dowager's Horse, which request was granted. In 1691, during King
William's Irish Campaign, the regiment distinguished itself, as a result
of which it was posted to London and re-named The King's Carabiniers.
The regiment participated
in putting down the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745-46. By this
time, it was recruited almost entirely from Irish Protestants, and so the
regiment was re-designated the Third Irish Horse, but continued to
be known as The Carabiniers. In 1788 a reapportionment of the army
establishment resulted in the designation 6th Dragoon Guards (The
Carabiniers), which was to remain in place for the next 133 years. The
regiment fought under this title through the Napoleonic Wars, to include
the Peninsula Campaign; the Crimean War; the Boer War; and World War I.
In 1906, the regiment was
part of The Cavalry Brigade at the Grand Durbar (the visit of the Prince
and Princess of Wales to Bangalore), during which HRH presented a new
standard to The Carabiniers. The regiment was in the 1st and 2nd Battles
of Ypres in France, at the Battle of the Somme, Allenby's attack at Arras,
and at Longueval. Following the war, the regiment was on constabulary duty
in Ireland from 1919-1922.
In July 1922, the 6th
Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers) was returned to England and posted to
Aldershot. There, they were amalgamated with the 3rd Dragoon Guards
(Prince of Wales'), and this regiment was designated the 3d/6th Dragoon
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