Bengal cavalry regiments, 1857-1914 by Ronald Harris, Chris Warner

By Ronald Harris, Chris Warner

The 1st King's regiment to serve in India used to be the thirty ninth Foot in 1754. prior to it back domestic in 1758 a lot of its officials and males selected to move to the Honourable East India Company's carrier, and from that point onwards British squaddies served continually in India, in both the British or Indian Armies, for nearly 200 years. This interesting quantity from R G Harris makes a speciality of the Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914, the uniforms of the entire regiments, from the Governor-General's physique defend to the nineteenth Lancers.

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The 2nd Horse received standards in 1750, but in an unknown quantity. They were still carryi nq these in 1768 and . indeed. may have continued to do so until 1772; certainly the inspection returns make no reference to the issl1e of new standafds in the intervening period. The rElgimant, which bel:ame ttie oth Dragoon Guards in 1788. ;,irds in 1796. These are no doubt the flags refarred 10 in thE=! inspac~tion reh•ms of 1800. whon the regiment was reported to have four standards in goad condition.

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