16th (Schleswig-Holstein) Hussars "Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, King of Hungary"

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The regimental colours

The 16th (Schleswig-Holstein) Hussars “Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, King of Hungary” were a cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The regiment was formed in 1866. It fought in the Franco-Prussian war and World War I. In 1872 it was named after Emperor Francis Joseph I, who became its colonel-in-chief.