6th Prince of Wales's Cavalry

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6th & 8th Cavalry


  • 1842 raised by Lieut Ryves as 8th Irregular Cavalry
  • 1861 became 6th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
  • 1883 became 6th (The Prince of Wales’s) Bengal Cavalry
  • 1901 became 6th (Prince of Wales’s) Bengal Cavalry
  • 1903 became 6th Prince of Wales’s Cavalry
  • 1906 became 6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry
  • 1922 amalgamated with 7th Hariana Lancers to become 18th King Edward's Own Cavalry

Battle Honours

  • North West Frontier

Regimental History

  • A short historical record, 18th King Edward VII Own Cavalry. Lt-Col Lawrence Lawrence-Smith, Commandant. Meerut: Station Press, 1938. (46p)
Available at the British Library, reference IOR/L/MIL/17/5/4294

External Links

6th Prince of Wales's Cavalry Wikipedia
6th The Prince Of Wales' Bengal Cavalry British Empire website