8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars
The 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1693.
It saw service for three centuries including the First and Second World Wars. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, and went on to distinguish itself in the battles of the Korean War, but was recommended for amalgamation in the 1957 Defence White Paper prepared by Duncan Sandys.
The Regiment was amalgamated with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, to form the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1958.