12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers

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Also known as the 12th Light Dragoons


  • 1715 raised as Phineas Bowles's Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1751 became the 12th Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1768 became the 12th Prince of Wales's Regiment of Light Dragoons
  • 1816 became the 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers)
  • 1817 became the 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers)
  • 1861 became the 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
  • 1921 became the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
  • 1960 amalgamated with the 9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)

Service in British India

In 1884 due to the return of the 13th Hussars to England, 2 privates transferred to the 12th Lancers [1]

External links

Historical books online

  • The History Of The XII Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) by Captain P F Stewart 1950 Archive.org mirror version, originally from Digital Library of India.
This book is also available to read online on the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum website (refer above). Some pages may be slow to load.