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The 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army. It was created as part of the reduction in cavalry in the aftermath of the First World War. It was formed by the amalgamation of the 15th The King's Hussars and the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) on 11 April 1922, becoming the 15th/19th Hussars. It briefly dropped the 19th numeral from its title in 1932, becoming the 15th The King's Royal Hussars, before regaining it the following year. At the outbreak of the Second World War the regiment was part of the 3rd Infantry Division, based in York, serving as the divisional reconnaissance regiment (3 September 1939 - 30 March 1940). The regiment was deployed with the division as part of the British Expeditionary Force, and fought in the Battle of France. During this time, the regiment was transferred to the 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade (30 March 1940 - 22 June 1940). The regiment was decimated during the German advance, and was evacuated from Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo. In the evacuation all of the regiment's remaining armour and vehicles were left behind. Following the withdrawal the regiment was assigned to the 3rd Motor Machine Gun Brigade. The brigade was redesignated, on 1 December, as the 28th Armoured Brigade, which was assigned to the 9th Armoured Division (1 December 1940 to 20 June 1944). During this period a cadre was detached to form the 23rd Hussars. The 15th/19th Hussars remained in the United Kingdom until after the Normandy landings, on 6 June 1944, when it was dispatched to France to serve as the divisional reconnaissance regiment of the 11th Armoured Division (17 August 1944 - 31 August 1945). The regiment ended the war in Germany.
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