The Regiment was raised in Hertfordshire and surrounding counties by Brigadier Humphrey Gore in 1715, as the Tenth Regiment of Dragoons. This was in response to the Jacobite Rising. Mounts were to be no more than fifteen hands high. The Regiment never saw action against the Jacobites.
Law and revenue enforcement was the Regiment’s duty at home for the next 30 years. Pay for a Private was 1s 9p per day less the cost of food.
Move to Aldershot. Colonel Baker introduces many new ideas in training and troop life. Move to York.
16th April Albert Edward, Prince of Wales is gazzetted to command of the Tenth Hussars in place of Earl Beauchamp.
Regiment moves to Aldershot.
Hockey on Horseback. The first game of polo, introduced by the Tenth Hussars, is played at Hounslow Heath against the 9th Lancers. The Tenth wins.
Return to Brighton, where the Regiment runs the first point-to-point race.
Exercise in wiltshire. 30,000 troops take part. Colonel Valentine Baker’s policy of buying only blood horses proves a winning strategy.
January sail on troopship Jumna to India. Colonel Baker retires. Lt-Colonel Molyneux takes over. Stationed at Muttra. Under R.A. tuition a very efficient artillary section is introduced.
Acted as Guard of Honour to the Prince of Wales in Delhi. Colonel Molyneux retires. Replaced by Lt.-Colonel Lord Ralph Kerr.
Attended Imperial Assembly at Delhi
Moved to Rawal Pindi. First Regiment to enter Afghanistan after hostilities break out on November 19th under Major-General Roberts.
Action at Matun under command of Bridagier General C. Gough V. C. November action at Ali Musjid. March 31st Kabul river Disaster when the Tenth lost one officer and 46 N.C.O.s and other ranks. Action at Fattehabad was decisive. Returned to Rawal Pindi. Regiment loose further 37 men to cholera in Kyber Pass.
Regiment moves to Lucknow
Lt.-Colonel A. Wood succeeds Colonel Ralph Kerr
Embark at Bombay onto troopship Jumna for England. Diverts to Suakim in Sudan to join Pasha Baker and Egyptian Army for successful action at El Teb and Trinkatat. Continue to England. Posted to Shornecliffe. June 27th H.R.H. Prince of Wales presents Egypt Medals to Regiment. Colonel Wood replaced by Lt.-Colonel R. Liddell.
Colonel Liddell introduces Nordenfeldt machine gun section to Regiment. Duke of Clarence, P.O.W.’s son, joined the Tenth Hussars
Tenth Hussars take a leading roll in the Jubilee Celebrations for Queen Victoria. Colonel Liddell retires and replaced by Lt.-Colonel Viscount Downe.
Regiment moves to York.
The Prince of Wales barracks with the Tenth Hussars at York for three days. Reviews the Regiment on the Knavesmere.
Detachment sent to North Wales to enforce tythe collection.
Move to Curragh, and later Dublin, Ireland