One of the items looted during the Napoleonic War from Joseph Bonaparte’s baggage train was a silver chamber pot. The 14th Hussars “liberated” the pot and retained it as a trophy. To this day it is used on Regimental guest nights to toast with champagne. It is known as the Emperor.
Hussar Officer. Presented to H.R.H. The Princess Anne by the Regiment on her wedding in 1973.
The battle is still celebrated annually in the Warrant Officer’s & Sergeant’s Mess (now the King’s Royal Hussars) where the cup containing champagne is passed around for all members and guests, who are formed into a horseshoe, to drink to “The Heroes of Ramnuggur”. The last man to toast the Heroes is the most junior Hussar Sergeant. He is expected to drink the cup dry or pour the contents over his head, which is always the latter. The cup was presented to the Sergeant’s Mess by the Bengal Cavalry because all the 14th officers had been killed during the action.