2nd Bengal Lancers (Gardner's Horse)

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  • 1809 raised at Farrukhabad and Mainpuri by William Linnaeus Gardner as Gardner’s Horse
  • 1823 became 2nd (Gardner's) Local Horse
  • 1840 became 2nd Irregular Cavalry
  • 1861 became 2nd Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
  • 1890 became 2nd Regiment of Bengal Lancers
  • 1903 became 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)
  • 1921 absorbed the 4th Lancers
  • 1935 became the 2nd Royal Lancers (Gardner's Horse)
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

Battle Honours

External links

Historical books online


  1. History of the 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) from 1809-1922 by Captain D. E. Whitworth Naval & Military Press reprint edition.