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Light Dragoons: The Origins of a New Regiment

Light Dragoons: The Origins of a New Regiment

by Allan Mallinson

Publisher Leo Cooper

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The Light Dragoons can look back on a history which began in the days of the first Jacobite rebellion. The controversial plan to reduce the size of Britain's armed forces saw the merger in 1992 of two famous regiments with long and distinguished histories, the 13th/18th and the 15th/19th Hussars. Reverting to the style used when the original four regiments were raised in the 18th century, the new regiment is known as The Light Dragoons. Allan Mallinson, who commanded the 13th/18th Hussars from 1988 to 1991, traces the histories of the four separate units, mirroring the last 250 years of British history, during which time no major campaign has been fought without the participation of at least one of the regiments.

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Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry.

He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo.

His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight – Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War won the British Army's Book of the Year Award. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, is a provocative look at leadership during the Great War.

Allan Mallinson also writes for The Times, is history editor for Unherd.com and reviews for the TLS and the Spectator. He lives on Salisbury Plain.

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