21st Hussars

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Also known as 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers


  • 1858 raised as the 3rd Bengal European Light Cavalry for service in the Indian Mutiny
  • 1860 renamed the 2nd Bengal European Cavalry
  • 1862 formally moved into the British Army and titled the 21st Regiment of Hussars
  • 1897 redesignated as the 21st Lancers
  • 1898 renamed the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers
  • 1921 renamed the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's)
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 17th Lancers, to form the 17th/21st Lancers
  • 1993 amalgamated with the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers to form the Queen's Royal Lancers

Service in British India

Regimental Journals

  • Twenty First Hussars Regimental Gazetteer. This journal was first published in Lucknow in 1872 and at least one issue, possibly more , is available at the British Library
  • The Vedette : the Journal of the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers. Volume 1 1911/1912 to Volume 9, 1919 appear in the catalogue of the National Army Museum
  • The White Lancer and the Vedette : the Regimental Journal of the 17th/21st Lancers . Volume 11-12 1923-1924, Volume 16 1928 and some editions in the 1930s and beyond appear in the catalogue of the National Army Museum

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