6th Dragoon Regiment

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The 6th Dragoon Regiment (French: 6e Régiment de Dragons, 6e RD) was a cavalry Regiment of the French Army. It was active from 1673 to 1992.

Creation and Different Denominations[edit]

September 14, 1673: Creation as the Régiment d'Hocquincourt (Regiment of Hocquincourt)

1675: Renamed to dragons de la Reine (Dragoons of the Queen)

1791: Renamed to 6e régiment de dragons (6th Regiment of Dragoons)

1814: Renamed to dragons de Monsieur (Dragoons of Gentlemen)

1815: Renamed back to 6e régiment de dragons, dissolved after the Hundred Days

1815: Recreated as dragons de la Loire (Dragoons of the Loire)

1825: Renamed to 6e régiment de dragons

1940: Dissolved

1951: Recreated as 6e régiment de dragons

1963: Dissolved

1964: Recreated as 6e régiment de dragons out of the 3e Algerian Spahis Regiment

1992: Final dissolution

The Revolutionary Wars[edit]

War of the Second Coalition[edit]

It took part in the battle of Marengo.

The Napoleonic Wars[edit]

War of the Third Coalition[edit]

It took part in the battle of Austerlitz.

War of the Fourth Coalition[edit]

It took part in the battle of Friedland.

Bourbon Restoration[edit]

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[edit]

It took part in the Battle of the Yser.

It took part in the Third Battle of the Aisne.

World War 2[edit]

It was dissolved in 1940.

The Cold War[edit]

It was raised again as the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1964 out of the 3e Régiment de Spahis Algériens. It was dissolved in 1992.

Honours[edit]

Battle Honours[edit]

Decorations[edit]