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in the British Army:

Elliott’s Light Horse. The 15th Hussars of the British Army; so called from Colonel Elliott. They are now called the “King’s Hussars.”

Paget’s Irregular Horse. The 4th Hussars; so called from their loose drill, after their return from India in 1839. Now called “The Queen’s Hussars.”

The Black Horse. The 7th Dragoon Guards, or Princess Royal’s Dragoon Guards; calledblack” from its facings.

The Blue Horse. The 4th Dragoon Guards; calledblue” from their facings.

The Green Horse or “The Green Dragoon Guards.” The 5th Dragoon Guards; calledgreen” from their facings. “The Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Dragoon Guards.”

The Royal Horse Guards (called, in 1690, Oxford Blues from their blue facings) are the three heavy cavalry regiments of the Household Brigade, first raised in 1661.

The White Horse. The old 8th Foot; now called “The King’s” (Liverpool Regiment); called the “White Horse” from one of the badges—a white horse within the garter.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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