In 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington started converting some of his light dragoons into Lancer regiments to counter the Polish lancers in Napoleon’s Grande Armee.
By mid Victorian times cavalrymen of the British regiments were stationed in India, which included the land on the North West Frontier later to become Pakistan. They would train back in camp on tent pegs driven into the ground, for Skill at Arms practice and for Military Tattoos.
To commemorate The Armistice in 1918, the skilful art of Tent Pegging will be demonstrated this year in WW1 Cavalry khaki, by teams from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, the Countess of Mountbatten's Own Frontiersmen and the Royal Logistic Corps. We are also delighted to welcome back representatives from Pakistan demonstrating their zest for this traditional sport which is so important to their cultural past.