site attempts to tell the story of the oldest lancer
regiment within the British Army. Ranging throughout
it's turbulant history dating from 1689, temporary
disbandment in 1799, reformation in 1858 and it's
eventual disbandment in 1922. "The Redbreasts"
or "The Daily Advertisers" as the 5th Royal
Irish Lancers were known, went into battle with the
motto of the Order of St Patrick "Quis Separabit"
(Who Shall Separate?).
From the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, India, South
Africa and the Trenches of Belgium and France during
World War One the Royal Irish Lancers fought with
distinction until their eventual disbandment in 1921
and amalgamation with the 16th Lancers in 1922.
present I am looking for photographs of the
5th Lancers during World War One for a forthcoming
publication which I am curently working on.
If you have any original photogrpahs I would
very much like to use them for this work. Please
me if you can help.
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