26th Light Cavalry
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- 1787 raised as the 5th Regiment Madras Native Cavalry
- 1788 became the the 1st Madras Native Cavalry
- 1816 became 1st Madras Light Cavalry
- 1886 became the 1st Regiment of Madras Lancers
- 1901 became the 1st Madras Lancers
- 1903 became the 26th Light Cavalry
- 1909 became the 26th Prince of Wales Own Light Cavalry
- 1910 became the 26th King George’s Own Light Cavalry
- 1922 amalgamated with 30th Lancers (Gordon's Horse) to become the 8th King George's Own Light Cavalry
- 1947 allocated to India on Partition
History of 8th King George V.'s Own Light Cavalry by H. G. Rawlinson. [With plates.] Published 1948. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795331
- 8th King George's Own Light Cavalry Wikipedia
- 8th Light Cavalry Regiment: A Brief History 1787 – 2005. orbat.info.
- "The British Campaign in Aden, 1914-1918" by Mark Connelly Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005. pages 65-96, now archived. Includes brief mention of 26/King George's Own Light Cavalry
- "Military Operations in Aden 1914-1915" by Harry Fecitt, from Harry’s Sideshows kaiserscross.com. Includes mention of the 26th (King George’s Own) Light Cavalry.
- A newspaper article in two segments "Call to arms at the gateway to Afghanistan" by Col L T Firbanks The Straits Times, 3 August 1980, page 4. Newspapers-Singapore Government. Retrieved 14 October 2014. Segment 1, Segment 2, Whole page
- The author was an officer in the 8th King George V’s Own Light Cavalry , better known as “The 8th", between January and June 1940 based at Kohat, when it took part in an action in Waziristan. The 8th was one of the last fully horsed Regiments in the Indian Cavalry, the remainder having been mechanised.
Historical books online
- The Madras Soldier 1746-1946 by Lt.-Col. E G Phythian-Adams Revised and enlarged edition 1947 Archive.org. Includes Chapter VI
- Cavalry page 132