The Westminster Dragoons (WDs) are central London’s only Army Reserve cavalry unit. One of the Royal Yeomanry's five squadrons, their current role is light cavalry: to provide a rapidly deployable force with fast mobility and substantial firepower in support of operations.

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  • The Westminster Dragoons (WDs) are central London’s only Army Reserve cavalry unit. One of the Royal Yeomanry's five squadrons, their current role is light cavalry: to provide a rapidly deployable force with fast mobility and substantial firepower in support of operations. Formed in the aftermath of Second Boer War as part of the County of London Yeomanry, the WDs fought in the Battle of Gallipoli and led British forces onto the beaches during the Normandy Invasion in 1944. The squadron most recently saw action on Operation Telic, when it was mobilised for the 2003 war in Iraq and again in 2006 for peace support operations there. Since 2007, soldiers and officers of the squadron have deployed as individual reinforcements on Operation Herrick in Afghanistan. (en)
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  • The Gallipolian Cormorant
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  • One Regiment (World War II)
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  • ThreeRegiments (World War I)
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  • Fear Naught
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  • Light cavalry
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  • Jerusalem, Normandy
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  • Pre-2006 capbadge of the Westminster Dragoons
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  • Maj A Alderson
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  • Current commander
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  • Honorary Colonel
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  • Squadron Stable Belt
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  • The Westminster Dragoon
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  • The Westminster Dragoons at regiments.org by T.F.Mills
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http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
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  • The Westminster Dragoons (WDs) are central London’s only Army Reserve cavalry unit. One of the Royal Yeomanry's five squadrons, their current role is light cavalry: to provide a rapidly deployable force with fast mobility and substantial firepower in support of operations. (en)
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  • Westminster Dragoons (en)
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  • Westminster Dragoons (en)
  • 2nd County of London Yeomanry (en)
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