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Article about: Photo is not of the best quality, but it is definitely a British hussar regiment, with the period likely 1880's-90's. Not from the Crimean War period. If the color of the busby bag is indeed

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    Can somebody tell me which regiment this uniform is from.?

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    not sure of the regiment but it looks like the crimean war era,
    looks like its a british uniform of that period

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    Looks like a Hussars Cavalry Regiment uniform but which Regiment i don't know.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    it does have that cavalry look about it

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    Thanks for that. What years were the crimean War. The picture is of my gt.grandfather and he wasn't born until 1886 in Ireland. I wondered if the uniform could be the irish hussars ?? What other Irish cavalry regiments were there?

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    the crimean war was 1853 to 1856 so it must be a bit later than that if he was born in 1886 it must have been taken around 1910 ish give or take a couple of years
    it could poss be some kind of mess dress or home service uniform

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    im not sure which Irish cavalry regiments would have been around at that time sorry but someone here is bound to know

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    Horse artillery?

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    It's probably Royal Hussars but the unclear collar insignia is difficult to identify. However, the types of Royal Irish Hussars insignia I've seen a crowned (or crown and lion) circular badge and this appears to be the syle worn in the image.

    For example, see The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish)

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    Hi, Me again.
    Is there any chance it could be The Royal Munster Fusiliers ? I've just found some WW1 records on that match up with the man in the picture. He was in the Royal Munster Fusiliers !!!!

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