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Background imageCavalry Collection: Scotland forever, by Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, oil on canvas, 1881

Scotland forever, by Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, oil on canvas, 1881
Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, Lady Butler (1846-1933), Scotland forever, 1881, oil on canvas

Background imageCavalry Collection: Wwi Recruitment Poster

Wwi Recruitment Poster
First World War recruitment poster featuring a private and an officer and pictures of various divisions - including the Royal Flying Corps, Tank corps, artillery & cavalry

Background imageCavalry Collection: Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898
Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders where they charged over San Juan Hill, Spanish-American War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCavalry Collection: Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho)

Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho)
BAL6311 Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCavalry Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background imageCavalry Collection: Battle Balaclava (Gibb)

Battle Balaclava (Gibb)
The Thin Red Line of the 93rd Highlanders repel the Russian cavalry

Background imageCavalry Collection: Waterloo - Highlanders

Waterloo - Highlanders
Battle of WATERLOO The Highlanders form a square to withstand the cavalry charge of the French cuirassiers

Background imageCavalry Collection: Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815
Scotland for Ever ; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. The attack by the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment on the French 45th infantry was immortalised in this famous painting

Background imageCavalry Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageCavalry Collection: Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo

Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys Date: 18 June 1815

Background imageCavalry Collection: Battle of Blenheim 1704

Battle of Blenheim 1704
BATTLE OF BLENHEIM Brigadier Rose leads the British infantry to the assault, whilst Marlborough was leading the cavalry

Background imageCavalry Collection: BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415

BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415, with archers in the front and cavalry massed behind them

Background imageCavalry Collection: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank
A charge by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiners & Greys) and a Commanding Officers Tank of the same regiment in action during the First Gulf War in Iraq. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCavalry Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCavalry Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCavalry Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageCavalry Collection: Ancient Roman costume

Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer

Background imageCavalry Collection: Sharing Rations - The Troopers Christmas-Box

Sharing Rations - The Troopers Christmas-Box
A British trooper shares his Christmas rations with his horse on the Western Front during WWI. 1916

Background imageCavalry Collection: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageCavalry Collection: Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co

Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co
Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was renamed 2nd Life Guards in 1877 and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Second Boer War

Background imageCavalry Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imageCavalry Collection: Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae

Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, though outnumbered by the Romans, wins a decisive victory at the Battle of Cannae thanks to his superior cavalry

Background imageCavalry Collection: Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam

Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam
Vintage Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg

Background imageCavalry Collection: Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two

Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two
Poland as a military power: cavalry, tanks and infantry (part of a spread in the Illustrated London News). Polands impressive horse cavalry are seen here, probably the best in Europe (the ILN says)

Background imageCavalry Collection: Officer of the Hussars, 1814 (oil on canvas)

Officer of the Hussars, 1814 (oil on canvas)
XIR26088 Officer of the Hussars, 1814 (oil on canvas) by Gericault, Theodore (1791-1824); 349x266 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info)

Background imageCavalry Collection: Last Sleep of the Brave, Isandlwana, Zulu War, 1879 (oleograph)

Last Sleep of the Brave, Isandlwana, Zulu War, 1879 (oleograph)
5929357 A Last Sleep of the BraveA, Isandlwana, Zulu War, 1879 (oleograph) by Neuville, Alphonse Marie de (1835-85); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: A Last Sleep of the BraveA, Isandlwana)

Background imageCavalry Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageCavalry Collection: Paolo Uccello. The Battle of San Romano. 1456

Paolo Uccello. The Battle of San Romano. 1456
Paolo Uccello (1397-1475). The Battle of San Romano. Counterattack of Michelotto da Cotignola. 1456. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageCavalry Collection: 11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade

11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War. Date: 1854

Background imageCavalry Collection: Lieutenants Melville and Coghill Saving the Colours, Zulu War of 1879, 1881 (chromolitho)

Lieutenants Melville and Coghill Saving the Colours, Zulu War of 1879, 1881 (chromolitho)
2975402 Lieutenants Melville and Coghill Saving the Colours, Zulu War of 1879, 1881 (chromolitho) by Neuville, Alphonse Marie de (1835-85) (after); National Army Museum

Background imageCavalry Collection: The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello

The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello
The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). The Battle of San Romano was fought between the armies of Siena and Florence

Background imageCavalry Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageCavalry Collection: Coronation Procession, 1953

Coronation Procession, 1953
Double page spread artists impression of the Coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II showing the various military and ceremonial representatives of the UK and Commonwealth

Background imageCavalry Collection: French soldiers uniforms, 1790s

French soldiers uniforms, 1790s
French hussar, cavalry, and infantry uniforms, 1795-1796. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageCavalry Collection: George A. Custer

George A. Custer
Major General George Armstrong Custer. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Matthew Brady photograph

Background imageCavalry Collection: Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma

Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma
Chindits and their horses crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma in light ferry boats, the horses alongside!

Background imageCavalry Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageCavalry Collection: Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho)

Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho)
3697386 Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho) by Neuville, Alphonse Marie de (1835-85); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCavalry Collection: Scottish regiments of the British Army, 1895 (colour litho)

Scottish regiments of the British Army, 1895 (colour litho)
5235836 Scottish regiments of the British Army, 1895 (colour litho) by Simkin, Richard (1840-1926) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scottish regiments of the British Army, 1895)

Background imageCavalry Collection: Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London

Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London
Lifeguards on horseback in Horse Guards Parade, London. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCavalry Collection: Lancers Memorial - Battle of Omdurman

Lancers Memorial - Battle of Omdurman
Lancers Memorial on the Battlefield of Kerreri, Sudan, commemorating those troops who lost their lives during the famous Battle of Omdurman on 2nd September 1898. Date: 1910s

Background imageCavalry Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background imageCavalry Collection: Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Cavalry charge during Napoleons final battle at Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCavalry Collection: Battle of Agincourt

Battle of Agincourt
A cavalry charge during the English victory at Agincourt

Background imageCavalry Collection: Royalist cavalry, Battle of Naseby, English Civil War, 1645 (colour litho)

Royalist cavalry, Battle of Naseby, English Civil War, 1645 (colour litho)
7153969 Royalist cavalry, Battle of Naseby, English Civil War, 1645 (colour litho) by Stewart, J. A. (19th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Royalist cavalry, Battle of Naseby)

Background imageCavalry Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1895 (photogravure)

The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1895 (photogravure)
NAM280972 The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1895 (photogravure) by Woodville, Richard Caton (1825-55) (after); National Army Museum

Background imageCavalry Collection: Charge of the Light Brigade, 25th October 1854 (oil on canvas)

Charge of the Light Brigade, 25th October 1854 (oil on canvas)
BAL311974 Charge of the Light Brigade, 25th October 1854 (oil on canvas) by Kaiser, Friedrich (1815-90); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brilliant charge of the Scots Greys; ); German

Background imageCavalry Collection: Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker

Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker
A variety of pistols, including Colts Deringer pistol, the Snapchance Revolver, a full-size cartridge, a US Cavalry Colt Sa (Single Action Army - Peacemaker).45 revolver (circa 1877)




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"Cavalry: A Legacy of Courage and Glory" From the gallant Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854 to the resolute Scotland for Ever charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo in 1815, it has etched its mark on history. The vivid colors of lithographs depicting these iconic moments transport us back to a time when bravery knew no bounds. In our minds, we can almost hear the thundering hooves and feel the ground shake as Highlanders charged fearlessly into battle at Waterloo. The Battle of Balaclava, forever immortalized by Gibb's artwork, reminds us that even amidst chaos and uncertainty, valor prevails. The Scots Greys emerge as true heroes throughout history - their unwavering determination evident in both Agincourt's archer-guarded battlefield and their legendary charge against Napoleon's forces. Their legacy lives on through Elizabeth Southerden Thompson's captivating oil painting "Scotland Forever. " which captures their spirit with every brushstroke. But cavalry is not just about epic battles; it encompasses camaraderie too. In heartwarming scenes like "Sharing Rations - The Troopers Christmas-Box, " we witness soldiers' bonds forged through shared hardships during times of celebration or conflict alike. As time marches forward, so does progress. The Royal Logistic Corps exemplifies this evolution – adapting to modern warfare while upholding traditions rooted deep within military history. From Gulf War tanks manned by brave troopers from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards to today’s cutting-edge logistics operations, they ensure our armed forces remain formidable. Cavalry embodies more than mere horse-mounted warriors charging valiantly into battle; it represents courage personified. It symbolizes sacrifice and honor woven together with threads that connect generations past with those yet to come. Let us never forget these storied chapters where men rode forth bravely under banners held high – forever etching their names in the annals of history.