The Regular Cavalry Regiments of the British Indian Army

The early years until 1824

From 1824 to the Mutiny

From the The Mutiny to the Indian Army

The Regiments in 1902


From 1903 to the Reorganisation of 1922

Pre 1903 Indian Army from 1903 In 1922 merged into
GGBG The Governor-General’s Bodyguard The Governor-General’s Bodyguard
1st Bengal 1st Duke of York’s Own Lancers (Skinner’s Horse) 1st Duke of York’s Own Skinner’s Horse
2nd Bengal 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)
3rd Bengal 3rd Skinner’s Horse 1st Duke of York’s Own Skinner’s Horse
4th Bengal 4th Cavalry 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)
5th Bengal 5th Cavalry 3rd Cavalry
6th Bengal 6th Prince of Wales’s Cavalry 18th King Edward’s Own Cavalry
7th Bengal 7th Hariana Lancers 18th King Edward’s Own Cavalry
8th Bengal 8th Lancers 3rd Cavalry
9th Bengal 9th Hodson’s Horse 4th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Hodson’s Horse
10th Bengal 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse) 4th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Hodson’s Horse
11th Bengal 11th Prince of Wales’s Own Lancers 5th King Edward’s Own Probyn Horse
12th Bengal 12th Cavalry 5th King Edward’s Own Probyn Horse
13th Bengal 13th Duke of Connaught’s Lancers 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers
14th Bengal 14th Murray’s Jat Lancers 20th Lancers
15th Bengal 15th Lancers (Cureton’s Multani) 20th Lancers
16th Bengal 16th Cavalry 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers
17th Bengal 17th Cavalry 15th Lancers
18th Bengal 18th Tiwana Lancers 19th King George’s Own Lancers
19th Bengal 19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse) 19th King George’s Own Lancers
1st Hyderabad 20th Deccan Horse 9th Royal Deccan Horse
Guides Queen’s Own Corps of Guides 10th Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides Cavalry (Frontier Force)
1st Punjab 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) 11th Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force)
2nd Punjab 22nd Cavalry (Frontier Force) 12th Cavalry (Frontier Force)
3rd Punjab 23rd Cavalry (Frontier Force) 11th Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force)
5th Punjab 25th Cavalry (Frontier Force) 12th Cavalry (Frontier Force)
1st Madras 26th Light Cavalry 8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
2nd Madras 27th Light Cavalry 16th Light Cavalry
3rd Madras 28th Light Cavalry 7th Light Cavalry
2nd Hyderabad 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse) 9th Royal Deccan Horse
4th Hyderabad 30th Lancers (Gordon’s Horse) 8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
1st Bombay 31st Duke of Connaught’s Lancers 13th Duke of Connaught’s Own Bombay Lancers
2nd Bombay 32nd Lancers 13th Duke of Connaught’s Own Bombay Lancers
3rd Bombay 33rd Queen’s Own Light Cavalry 17th Queen Victoria’s Own Poona Horse
4th Bombay 34th Prince Albert Victor’s Own Poona Horse 17th Queen Victoria’s Own Poona Horse
5th Bombay 35th Scinde Horse 14th Prince of Wales’s Own Scinde Horse
6th Bombay 36th Jacob’s Horse 14th Prince of Wales’s Own Scinde Horse
7th Bombay 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse) 15th Lancers
1st Central India 38th King George’s Own Central India Horse 21st King George’s Own Central India Horse
2nd Central India 39th King George’s Own Central India Horse 21st King George’s Own Central India Horse
1918: 40th Cavalry 1921: disbanded
1918: 41st Cavalry 1921: disbanded
1918: 42nd Cavalry 1921: disbanded
1918: 43rd Cavalry 1919: disbanded
1918: 44th Cavalry 1919: disbanded
1918: 45th Cavalry 1919: disbanded
1918: 46th Cavalry 1919: disbanded
 
 

The Regiments in 1914

The Reorganisation of 1922

The Regiments in 1939

The Second World War and Independence

The Regiments of the Indian Army Armoured Corps since 1950

The Regiments of the Pakistan Army Armoured Corps since 1956