25th Dragoons

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The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947.wikipedia
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3rd Carabiniers

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The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments.
In 1941, a cadre from the regiment was used to form the 25th Dragoons, which saw service in Burma; it was disbanded in India in 1947.

50th Indian Tank Brigade

50th Indian Armoured Brigade
It was part of the 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.
25th Dragoons with Lee/Grant tanks

Battle of the Admin Box

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In 1943, it was reassigned to the Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive.
The most vital reinforcements of all were two squadrons of M3 Lee tanks of the 25th Dragoons.

Colquhoun Grant (British cavalry general)

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Sir Colquhoun Grant joined the 36th Foot as an ensign in 1793, exchanging (some years later) to the cavalry (25th Light Dragoons), with which he served at Seringapatam, but returning to the infantry in 1802 to command the 72nd Foot, which he led for six years.

Peter Gammond

He won a scholarship to Manchester College of Art, having at the time an ambition to be a cartoonist, but at the age of 18 in 1943 was called up and served in the Royal Armoured Corps as a tank driver mainly in the Far East and India, ending with the 25th Dragoons, which was involved in the Hindu-Muslim conflict prior to Indian independence in 1947.

Siege of Seringapatam (1799)

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25th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

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On 20 November 1813, he was made Colonel of the 25th Light Dragoons, a honorary position.

George de Grey, 3rd Baron Walsingham

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He joined the British Army in 1794 as a Cornet in the Royal Dragoons, becoming a Lieutenant and then Captain in 25th Light Dragoons in 1794.

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

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Christopher, born 1775, died lieutenant colonel with the 25th Dragoons at Madras 1806

Granby Thomas Calcraft

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In 1799 Calcraft accompanied Henry William Paget, who commanded the cavalry brigade in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, as aide-de-camp; he was wounded at the Battle of Alkmaar on 1 October, and was for his services promoted major into the 25th Light Dragoons in December 1799.

DD tank

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DD Tanks were sent to India, the 25th Dragoons were trained in their use, but planned operations against the Japanese in Malaya never occurred.

Indian Army during World War II

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However, all attempts to overrun the defenders were thwarted by the tanks of the 25th Dragoons.

Dhondia Wagh

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In June 1800, Wellesley gathered a force made up of the 25th Light Dragoons, 73rd Foot, 77th Foot and native troops at Chitradurga.

161st Indian Infantry Brigade

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25th Dragoons January to February 1944

Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947.

Regiment

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The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947.

British Army

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The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947.

Sialkot

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The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments.

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The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments.

Cadre (military)

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The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments.

254th Indian Tank Brigade

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It was initially assigned to the 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, the 254th Indian Tank Brigade).