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6th Dragoon Regiment

The 6th Dragoon Regiment (French: 6e Régiment de Dragons, 6e RD) was a cavalry unit of the French Army.

History

Name

The regiment was set up on 14 September 1673 as the Régiment d'Hocquincourt. It took the name Régiment des dragons de la Reine (Queen's Own Dragoons) in 1675, before becoming the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1791. 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. Dissolved again in 1940, it was raised again as the 6th Dragoon Regiment in 1964 out of the 3e Régiment de Spahis Algériens. It was dissolved in 1992.

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