5th (or Royal Irish) Lancers

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Also known as 5th (or Royal Irish) Lancers


  • 1689 raised in Enniskillen as James Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1751 formally titled the 5th Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1788 renamed the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons
  • 1799 suspected of treachery and disbanded
  • 1858 reformed as the 5th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1861 renamed the 5th (or Royal Irish) Lancers
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to become 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers
  • 1954 became the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
  • 1993 amalgamated with the 17th/21st Lancers to form The Queen's Royal Lancers

Service in British India

  • 1864 India
  • 1888 Meerut
  • 1894 Muttra
  • 1919 Risalpur
  • 1921 Risalpur

External Links

5th Royal Irish Lancers www.regiments.org
5th Royal Irish Lancers Wikipedia
Queen's Royal Irish Hussars Wikipedia