8th Dragoon Regiment (France)
For the 8th Dragoons in the British Army, see 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars.
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The 8th Dragoon Regiment (8e régiment de dragons or 8e RD) was a cavalry regiment in the French Army.
The Royal Army
It was set up in 1674 by the marquis of Heudicourt under the Ancien Régime.
The Cold War
After a final African campaign (its 1st squadron landed during Operation Musketeer), its standard and number were transferred to the 4th Hussar Regiment, then based at Morhange, on 1 February 1964.
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