The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons) [UK]
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The Inniskillings
(6th Dragoons)
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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1689.06.20 Sir Albert Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons
formed by amalgamation of several Irish regiments formed at Enniskillen in 1688; known until 1751 by names of colonels
1690 ranked as 7th Dragoons
1691 ranked as 6th Dragoons
1715 also known as the Black Dragoons
1751.07.01 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons
(variant spellings "Enniskilling" and "Enniskillen" preferred at times)
1861? 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
1921.01.01 The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons)
1922.10.17 amalgamated with 5th Dragoons Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), to form
5th/6th Dragoons
pip Deployment and Service
pip The 6th Inniskilling Dragoons 1815-1890 [very inaccurate], by Patricia Downes.
pip The Dragoons, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip British Cavalry Regiments, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
RHQ and Depot:
  Home HQ: [none]
  Recruiting Area: nationwide
Dettingen, Warburg, Willems, Waterloo, Balaklava, Sevastopol, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War1 Somme 1916 '18, Morval, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Avre, Lys, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

1. awarded Sep. 1922 and amended Feb. 1925.

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Badges: construction sign
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1897.06.02 F.M. HRH Arthur William Patrick Albert, 1st Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, KG, KT, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, VD, TD
1689.12.31 Col. Sir Albert Cunningham
1691.12.30 Lt-Gen. Robert Echlin
1715.03.04 F.M. John (Dalrymple), 2nd Earl of Stair (Lord Dalrymple), KT [also 2nd Dgns, Stair's Dgns, 26th Foot, Dalrymple's Foot; C-in-C]
1734.06.19 Gen. Charles (Cadogan), 2nd Baron Cadogan
1743.04.25 F.M. John (Dalrymple), 2nd Earl of Stair, KT [reappointed]
1745.05.29 Gen. John (Leslie), 10th Earl of Rothes, KT
1750.01.16 Gen. Hon. James Cholmondeley
1775.10.18 Lt-Gen. Edward Harvey
1778.04.02 Gen. James Johnston
1797.12.15 Gen. George Augustus (Herbert), 11th Earl of Pembroke, KG
1827.11.03 Gen. Hon. Sir William Lumley, GCB [also 1st Dgn Gds, R West India Rangers]
1840.04.30 Lt-Gen. Sir Joseph Straton, CB, KCH
1840.10.26 Gen. Sir George Pownoll Adams, KCH
1856.06.11 Gen. Sir James Jackson, GCB, KH
1860.11.12 Lt-Gen. Thomas Marten, KH
1868.11.23 Lt-Gen. Lewis Duncan Williams
1874.08.01 Gen. Sir Henry Dalrymple White, KCB
1886.03.28 Gen. Sir Charles Cameron Shute, KCB
1904.05.01 Lt-Gen. Edward Arthur Gore
1912.06.17 Maj-Gen. Sir Michael Frederick Rimington, KCB, CVO [continued 1922 in 5th/6th Dragoons]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
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Marches: quick: The Sprig of Shillelagh
slow: air from Tancredi (Gioacchino Rossino)
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 10th Brant Dragoons
Australia flag 9th Light Horse
New Zealand flag The Manawatu Mounted Rifles
swords [no external sites have been found]
The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum, York (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Military Museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire, York (Simonides listing)
monument Cheshire Military Museum, Chester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Cheshire Military Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
book Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Sixth, or Inniskilling Regiment of Dragoons, containing a account of the formation of the regiment in 1689, and of its subsequent services to 1843. London : Parker, Furnivall & Parker, 1843.
book Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Sixth, or Inniskilling Regiment of Dragoons, containing a account of the formation of the regiment in 1689, and of its subsequent services to 1846. [new ed.] London : Parker, Furnivall & Parker, 1847.
book Jackson, E.S. The Inniskilling Dragoons : the records of an old heavy cavalry regiment. London : Arthur L. Humphreys, 1909.
book Watkins Yardley, J. With the Inniskilling Dragoons : the record of a cavalry regiment during the Boer War, 1899-1902. London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1904.
Short Histories:
book Short history of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. London : HMSO, 1908.
book Evans, Roger. The story of the Fifth Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards together with a short account of their illustrious parent regiments The Fifth Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards and The Sixth Inniskilling Dragoons. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1951.