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Medals and awards

The King's Royal Hussars is one of the only regiments in the Army to award a Regimental medal. Since 1984 five members of the regiment have received the Victoria Cross.

Victoria Cross (VC) Winners

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry awarded to a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The following members of the regiment have been awarded the Victoria Cross:

  • Cornet Alexander Dunn (11H) - awarded at the Battle of Balaklava on 25th October 1854.
  • Lieutenant James Leith (14H) - awarded at the Battle of Betwa in 1858, one of the engagements fought during the Indian Mutiny.
  • Captain Sir John Millbanke Bt (10H) - awarded during the Second Boer War in 1899.
  • Sergeant Henry Engleheart (10H) - awarded during the Second Boer War in 1899.
  • Major Edward Browne (later Browne-Synge-Hutchinson) (14H) - awarded at Geluk in South Africa during the Second Boer War in 1900.

 

Regimental medal

The King's Royal Hussars is one of the only regiments in the Army to award a Regimental medal. It is awarded to any Officer, Warrant Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer or soldier who has contributed to the military efficiency or military honour of the regiment.

The award originally belonged to The 14th/20th King's Hussars, and has been retained by The King's Royal Hussars.

Find out more about the Regimental medal on the history page of the KRH Association website, linked in the right-hand panels.

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