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[1]
  • 1881 reconstituted as the Calcutta Mounted Volunteer Rifles on 7th October[1]
  • 1886 redesignated Calcutta Mounted Rifles on 1st October?[2]
  • 1887 renamed Calcutta Light Horse on 20th May?[2]
  • 1901 absorbed Central Bengal Light Horse, 1st November[1]



  • c1901: Khaki drill[3]
  • c1940: Uniform - Blue, Facings - White, Badge - Eight pointed star with crown, "C.L.H." and the motto in a scroll, Motto - Defence not Defiance"[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The 1901 Indian Army List states that the corps were renamed Calcutta light Horse on 14th September 1886.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Indian Army List 1st Sept 1901