33rd Queen Victoria's Own Light Cavalry

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33rd, 34th and 32nd Lancers from a painting by Major A. C. Lovett

Chronology

  • 1820 raised as 3rd Regiment of Bombay Light Cavalry by Major Peter Delamotte
  • 1861 became 3rd Regiment of Bombay Silladar Light Cavalry
  • 1861 became 3rd Regiment of Bombay Light Cavalry
  • 1876 became 3rd (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Bombay Light Cavalry
  • 1903 became 33rd Queen Victoria's Own Light Cavalry
  • 1921 amalgamated with 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse to become 33rd/34th Cavalry
  • 1922 became 17th Queen Victoria's Own Poona Horse
  • 1927 became The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became The Poona Horse (17 Horse)

First World War

Regimental History: With the 33rd “Q.V.O.” Light Cavalry in Mesopotamia edited by Capt E S J Anderson (ed) 1915. Printed in Quetta for private circulation. Available at the British Library. Also available in a reprint edition which is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, refer Historical books online, below.

External Links

Historical books online

References