8th Dragoon Regiment (France)

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For the 8th Dragoons in the British Army, see 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars.

Insignia of the 8th Dragoons

The 8th Dragoon Regiment (8e régiment de dragons or 8e RD) was a cavalry regiment in the French Army.

The Royal Army[edit]

It was set up in 1674 by the marquis of Heudicourt under the Ancien Régime.

The Cold War[edit]

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.

Battle Honours[edit]

Its battle honours were Rivoli, Marengo, Austerlitz, Heilsberg, La Mortagne 1914, Flanders 1918 and Aisne 1918.