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Raised by Captain Hockin of the 17th Bengal Irregular Cavalry in 1857. They saw service in China, Abyssinia in 1867 and in the Second Afghan War. Like all regiments of the Indian Army the 12th Cavalry underwent many name changes in the various reorganisations. They are listed below.

  • 1857 2nd Sikh Irregular Cavalry
  • 1861 12th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
  • 1901 12th Bengal Cavalry
  • 1903 12th Cavalry


ref: Chris. Kempton: A Register of Titles of the Units of the H.E.I.C. & Indian Armies 1666-1947 ref: John Gaylor: Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903- 1991.


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