8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry

1787: 5th Regiment of
Madras Native Cavalry
1788: 1st Regiment of
Madras Native Cavalry
1819: 1st Regiment of
Madras Light Cavalry
1826:

4th Regiment
Nizam’s Cavalry
1854:

4th Cavalry
Hyderabad Contingent
1886: 1st Regiment of
Madras Lancers


1890:

4th Lancers
Hyderabad Contingent
1901: 1st Madras Lancers

Renumbering into the Indian Army
1903: 26th Light Cavalry

30th Lancers
(Gordon’s Horse)
1906: 26th Prince of Wales’s Own
Light Cavalry


1910: 26th King George’s Own
Light Cavalry

26th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
30th Lancers
layout layout
1922: 26th/30th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
1922: 8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
1937: 8th King George V’s Own Light Cavalry
1947:
to the Indian Army
1950: 8th Light Cavalry
8 Light Cavalry