24th Light Dragoons, 24th Lancers [UK]
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  24th Light Dragoons
24th Lancers

[1716-1717, 1794-1802, 1940-1944]

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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  1706.06.01 Viscount Ikerrin's Regiment of Dragoons
  1711.01.04 Morris's Regiment of Dragoons
  1712 disbanded in Ireland
  1716.02.16 Morris's Regiment of Dragoons
re-formed in Ireland; ranked as 24th Dragoons (3rd in Ireland)
  1717.10.22 disbanded
  1794.03.20 24th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
raised in Ireland (no lineal connection to previous regiments with the same number)
  1802 disbanded
1940.12.30 24th Lancers
formed from a cadre of 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and 17th/21st Lancers (no lineal connection to previous regiments with the same number)
1944.07.24 disbanded for lack of reinforcements (personnel to 23rd Hussars)
pip Deployment and Service
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  Home HQ: [none]
  Recruiting Area: nationwide

The Second World War: Putot en Bessin, Villers Bocage, Tilly sur Seulles, The Odon, Fontenay le Pesnil, Defence of Rauray, North-West Europe 1944

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  1706 James (Butler), 5th Viscount Ikerrin
  1711 Col. Richard Morris [to 1712]
  1716 Col. Richard Morris [to 1717]

1794.03 Lt-Gen. William Loftus [to 1802; also 4th Dgn Gds, 24th Lt Dgns]

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Motto: 1794: Death or Glory
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