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Old 03-03-20, 01:11 PM
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Default Indian irregular cavalry, need advice.

I having some trouble pinning down the 5th Irregular Cavalry (Gough's Horse), some sources seem to mix them up with the 5th Bengal Native Cavalry. Or perhaps it's me who's confused.

5th Bengal Light (or is it Local?) Cavalry also in the mix...


ps primarily interested with the above in the First Afghan War (Cabul medal) & Jellalabad with later Maharajpore.

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Old 03-03-20, 02:14 PM
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Before 1823: Gough's Horse →

1823: 5th Bengal Local Horse →

1840: 5th Bengal Irregular Cavalry.

→ mutinied.

The Regular Cavalry Regiments of the British Indian Army
From 1824 to the Mutiny
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Old 03-03-20, 06:28 PM
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And when you prefer to see this in a web page instead of a PDF:

And to reach the earlier and later charts through history:

Or including other arms:

Always happy with corrections and additions.

Interested in the lineage of the unit your badge represents?
Try: Regimental lineages
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Old 04-03-20, 10:24 AM
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Default VERY helpful!

Dear Gent's, Thanks so much for taking the trouble to send VERY useful replies.
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