6th Dragoon Regiment (France)
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The French Royal Army
The regiment was set up on 14 September 1673 as the Régiment d'Hocquincourt. It took the name Régiment des dragons de la Reine (Queen's Own Dragoons) in 1675, before becoming the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1791.
The Revolutionary Wars
War of the Second Coalition
It took part in the battle of Marengo.
The Napoleonic Wars
War of the Third Coalition
It took part in the battle of Austerlitz.
War of the Fourth Coalition
It took part in the battle of Friedland.
It was renamed the Dragons de Monsieur in 1814, briefly reverting to the 6th Dragoon Regiment during the Hundred Days, after which it was dissolved. It was raised again in 1816 as the dragons de la Loire and renamed the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1825.
World War 1
It took part in the Battle of the Yser.
It took part in the Third Battle of the Aisne.
World War 2
It was dissolved in 1940.
The Cold War
It was raised again as the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1964 out of the 3e Régiment de Spahis Algériens. It was dissolved in 1992.
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