Charge, The Story of England’s Northern Cavalry unites the collections of the antecedent regiments of The Light Dragoons and also tells the continuing story of the Northumberland Hussars since becoming the Command & Support squadron of the Queen’s Own Yeomanry. Both regiments, which are formally affiliated to each other, are the only cavalry divisions today which exclusively recruit from the North of England.

‘A new gallery which brings the 300 year history of England’s Northern Cavalry regiments to life, through fascinating historical artefacts and hands-on activities and displays.’

The Charge exhibition charts the pivotal moments in the colourful history of these regiments, from the capture of Napoleon’s carriage at the Battle of Waterloo (1815) to more recent reconnaissance missions in Bosnia (1993), Iraq (2004) and Afghanistan (2009), and honours the vital roles played by those born and bred in the north of England.

  • Project Details

    It is through the dedication and enthusiasm of multiple talented individuals working together, which has enabled the creation and completion of the Charge experience.

  • Client

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

  • Year

    2015 - 2017