The Fifteenth (King's) Light Dragoon (Hussars) re-enactment group was started in the early 1990s, and has been involved in many re-enactments, historical presentations and parades throughout Britain and Europe during the years since then. We strive for very high standards in both equipment and training, and were honoured to be asked to take part in the Royal Pageant of the Horse to celebrate the Golden Wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The Fifteenth have also been employed by the National Army Museum to present aspects of life of the Cavalry in the Napoleonic Wars.
The Unit is currently around 20 men strong, and able to provide a tented military camp as well as a troop of mounted Hussars. Since taking part in the 1995 Waterloo event we have attended other re-enactments in continental Europe, including amongst others Liepzig, Grossbeeren, Boulogne, Chateau Roux and Corunna. At this last we were also priviledged to visit the site of one of the Regiment's unique battle honours at Sahagun, where we laid wreaths on behalf of the Light Dragoons - the current British Army Regiment Descended from the Fifteenth of the Napoleonic Wars.
Members of the Fifteenth are drawn from many backgrounds, and include amongst others a professional archeologist, an historian, two postal workers and a few from the world of IT - a mixed bunch who come together to produce what we hope is an exceptional portrayal of the cream of the Light Cavalry of Wellingtons Army and to make our hobby an entertaining experience for the watching public - as well as making sure we have a great time ourselves!