|2nd Cavalry Brigade|
|Part of||1st Cavalry Division (World War I)|
Sir William Ponsonby|
John French, 1st Earl of Ypres
Cecil Edward Bingham
Beauvoir De Lisle
The 2nd Cavalry Brigade was a brigade of the British Army. It served in the Napoleonic Wars (2nd Union Cavalry Brigade), the Boer War and in the First World War when it was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
The brigade was a pre-war formation based at Tidworth in England and originally consisted of three cavalry regiments, and an Royal Engineer signal troop. After the declaration of war in August 1914, the brigade was deployed to the Western Front in France, where an artillery battery joined the brigade the following September and a Machine Gun Squadron in February 1916.
- 1st (Royal) Regiment of Dragoons
- 2nd Regiment of Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
- 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons
As the brigade consisted of regiments from England (1st Dragoons), Scotland (2nd Dragoons) and Ireland (6th Dragoons), it was known as the Union Brigade.
- 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiners)
- 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
- 6th Dragons (Inniskillings)
- New Zealanders
- G and P Batteries, Royal Horse Artillery
World War I
- 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
- 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers
- 18th (Queen Mary’s Own) Hussars
- 2nd Signal Troop Royal Engineers
- H Battery, Royal Horse Artillery from 28 September 1914
- 2nd Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron Machine Gun Corps
- Order of battle of the Waterloo Campaign
- British Army during World War I
- British Cavalry Corps order of battle 1914
- British cavalry during the First World War
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- Smith, Digby (1998). The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-276-9.
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