Calcutta Light Horse
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The Calcutta Light Horse were an auxiliary regiment under the Bengal command.
- 1872 raised as Calcutta Volunteer Lancers 22nd August
- 1881 reconstituted as the Calcutta Mounted Volunteer Rifles on 7th October
- 1886 redesignated Calcutta Mounted Rifles on 1st October?
- 1887 renamed Calcutta Light Horse on 20th May?
- 1901 absorbed Central Bengal Light Horse, 1st November
- Headquarters - Calcutta
- c1901: Khaki drill
- c1940: Uniform - Blue, Facings - White, Badge - Eight pointed star with crown, "C.L.H." and the motto in a scroll, Motto - Defence not Defiance"
- Fibis Podcast 'The lure of Indigo - and how the Hills family of East Bengal won three VCs' FIBIS podcast by Miles Macnair in which he also talks about his ancestors involvment with the Calcutta Light Horse. (Fibis Youtube channel)
- Photographs of Calcutta Light Horse - 1936- 1940Metcalfe and Makin collection on FIBIS Gallery
National Army Museum holdings
- Searchable British Library Catalogue
- Calcutta Light Horse Wikipedia
- The legend of a liquor stop (Part 1) and A tale of heroism untold (Part 2) The Telegraph Calcutta
- German Subs in Goa from Goanet.org
- The Sea Wolves Wikipedia. Movie based on Boarding Party
- The Great War Forum
- Col Archie John Pugh CBE, VD, Colonel of the Calcutta Light Horse from 1912 – 1922 lawfordherry.blogspot.com
- Maj-Gen Lewis Pugh As a member of the Calcutta Light Horse, Lewis Pugh commanded the raid on the German ships broadcasting Allied shipping movements from Goa harbour in 1943.
- The Reincarnation of the Calcutta Light Horse, A.F.(I.) arnhemjim.blogspot.com. Saturday, 14 January 2012
- Page 1 of this newsletter (saintandrewssociety-sf.org May 2009)(pdf) contains a photograph of members of the Calcutta Light Horse, with members of the Calcutta Scottish circa 1916. html version
- The Telegraph Obituary of Philip Crosland (1918-2012). In October 1938 he joined The Statesman in Calcutta and became a member of the Calcutta Light Horse. During World War 2 he accompanied the 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment to Sarawak and other parts of Borneo from May 1941. He became a Japanese POW April 1942-September 1945. He rejoined the newspaper after the war and worked there until 1967, ultimately becoming general manager.
- Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)
- The 1901 Indian Army List states that the corps were renamed Calcutta light Horse on 14th September 1886.
- Indian Army List 1st Sept 1901