The newly named 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) became Britain's first ever Hussar unit – Hussars being soldiers who both. raised as Humphrey Gore's Regiment of Dragoons · renamed the 10th Regiment of Dragoons · became the 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light). The 10th Hussars were no exception. They were commonly called 'The Shiny 10th' or 'The Chainy 10th' from the chain mail epaulettes worn by the officers and the.
The 10th Hussars are credited with the introduction of the sport of polo, which they had mastered in India, to the United Kingdom, winning the first ever inter-. In George, Prince of Wales was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Tenth Light Dragoons, thereafter known as 'The Prince of Wales's Own'. His pride in the. In the 10th Light Dragoons became the first hussar regiment in the British Army, in imitation of the famous Hungarian light cavalry.