125 Lancers

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(Only Cavalry regiments 1, 2 & 6 are Dragoons. Some became "Light Dragoons," and, in turn, some of the Light Dragoons were converted into Hussars & Lancers. 3rd, 4th, 7th 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th regiments are Hussars. 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 21st regiments are Lancers)

Catalog #Regiment Name (1914)Notes
125-5L 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers 1921-22: The 5th Royal Irish Lancers
1922: Amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to form The 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
1993: The 16th/5th QRL amalgamated with the 17th/21st Lancers to form The Queen's Royal Lancers

Insignia: Irish Harp
Nicknames: The Daily Advertisers, The Redbreasts, The Irish Lancers
Motto: Quis saparabit

125-9L 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1830-1921: The 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers (Swinson, p. 31)
1921-60: The 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
1960: Amalgamated with the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) to form The 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)

Insignia: Queen Adelaide's cypher
Nicknames: The Delhi Spearmen, The Magpies
Motto: Vestiga nulla retrorsum

125-12L 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers 1817-1921: The 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
1921-1960: The 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
1960: Amalgamated with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers to form The 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)

Insignia: Sphinx superscribed "Egypt" (Griffin, p. 33)
Nicknames: The Supple Twelfth
Motto:

125-16L 16th (The Queen's) Lancers 1815-1921: The 16th, (The Queen's) Lancers
1921-22: The 16th The Queen's Lancers
1922: Amalgamated with the The 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form The 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
1993: The 16th/5th QRL amalgamated with the 17th/21st Lancers to form The Queen's Royal Lancers

Insignia:
Nicknames: The Scarlet Lancers
Motto: Aut Cursu, aut Cominus Armis

125-17L The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1822-1877: The 17th Lancers
1876-1922: The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 1922: Amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (The Empress of India's) to form The 17th/21st Lancers

"Death or Glory" - Motto was adopted in 1759 for the 17th Light Dragoons "to immortalize the heroic death of General Wolfe at Quebec" (Griffin, p. 49)

Insignia: Distinctive skull & crossbones over the words "Or Glory"
Nicknames: The Death or Glory Boys, The Tots, Bingham's Dandies, The Horse Marines
Motto: < Skull & Crossbones > (i.e. Death) "or Glory"

125-21L2 21st (Empress of India's)Lancers 1862-97: The 21st Hussars
1897-99: The 21st Lancers
1899-1921: the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers
1921-22: The 21st Lancers (Empress of India's)
1922: Amalgamated with the 17th(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers to form The 17th/21st Lancers

Insignia: Imperial cypher awarded in 1898 in recognition of bravery at the Battle of Omdurman
Nicknames: Dumpies, Hooks and Eyes, The Grey Lancers,
Motto:


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