It was the 5th Rosiori
Regiment Imparatul Nicolae al II-lea
. During WW2 it was a motorized cavalry regiment, but still held the name of the tsar. The men wore the monogram of the tsar on their epaulettes.
were the regular cavalry of the 19th century. They were initially more similar to uhlans than to hussars. The first row of the regiment was equipped with lances, while the rest were equipped with carbines.
were the territorial cavalry of the 19th century and acted more like hussars. However, by the 20th century the differences between the two types of units have mostly disappeared and the only differentiator was the name.
Below is a photo of a rosior
lieutenant from the beginning of the 20th century. You can also find photos of brig. gen. Radu Korne in a typical rosior
uniform here: http://www.worldwar2.ro/generali/?article=102
During the 19th century, there were also 2 mounted gendarmes squadrons, which acted mostly as princely/royal guards together with the two foot gendarmes companies. The mounted gendarmes squadrons eventually formed the Royal Horse Guards Regiment in 1908. The regiment was disbanded after King Mihai I was forced to abdicate in 1947. Nowadays there is only a small unit of mounted gendarmes, mostly used for parades than for crowd control.
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