Original British Pre-WWI 3rd Dragoon Guards Scarlet Tunic - Dated 1912

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This Great War era 3rd Dragoon Guards Scarlet tunic has a paper label to the interior which is dated March 1912. It is offered in very good condition.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to Shoulder: 8"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15"
Chest width: 15.5"
Waist width:17"
Hip width: 19"
Front length: 28.5"

The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685 as the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse. It was renamed as the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards in 1751 and the 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards in 1765. It saw service for two centuries, including the First World War, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.

The regiment, which was in Cairo at the start of First World War, landed in France as part of the 6th Cavalry Brigade in the 3rd Cavalry Division in October 1914 for service on the Western Front where it fought at the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914, the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915 and the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917.
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