30th Lancers (Gordon's Horse)

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Known as Gordon's Horse


  • 1826 raised as 4th Regiment, Nizam's Cavalry
  • 1854 became the 4th Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent
  • 1890 became the 4th Lancers, Hyderabad Contingent
  • 1903 became the 30th Lancers (Gordon's Horse)
  • 1921 amalgamated with the 26th King George's Own Light Cavalry, to form 26th/30th King George's Own Light Cavalry
  • 1922 became the 8th King George's Own Light Cavalry
  • 1937 became the 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition becoming 8th Light Cavalry

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