War of the Austrian Succession
On 27 June 1743, King George II commanded the British Army against the French at Dettingen.
It was the last time a reigning British monarch would personally lead troops into battle.
This 18th-century conflict was caused by the question of Maria Theresa’s succession to the Austrian crown.
During the war, British troops proved their worth as soldiers.
The regiment embarked by troops at a number of the Thames ports and about August 11th, 1742, arrived at Ostend. During the remainder of the year they did very little and subsequently went into winter quarters …
In 1742 the War of Austria succession started and Rich’s Dragoons went into battle the following year at Dettingen …
On 27th June 1743, King George II led his Army into battle near the village of Dettingen …
Dragoon George Daraugh of Sir Robert Rich’s Dragoons (4th Queens Own Hussars): Battle of Dettingen 16th June 1743 in the War of the Austrian Succession.
The last battle, fought on 27th June 1743, at which a British King was present, King George II: a victory for the Pragmatic Army led, nominally, by King George II