4 April ,1848 was officially the start of the 8th Hussars. The 8th Hussars Museum in Sussex N.B. collects, preserves and displays artefacts and archival materials relating to activity of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's), one of Canada's oldest continual serving cavalry regiment.
By 1848, eleven troops of cavalry were in existence. By authority of Militia General Order No 1 of 4 April 1848, these eleven independent troops were united to form a Regiment entitled the New Brunswick Yeomanry Cavalry. It is this date that is officially recognized as the formation date of the 8th Canadian Hussars. (detailed history click here)
April 9th 2016 family day , celebrating the birthday of the Regiment at Regimental Headquarters , Moncton N.B.