Talk:Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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Correction needed to table[edit]

In the (excellent) table showing the amalgamation of cavalry regiments from 1922 to 2015, the 9th/12th Lancers appears in the table as having amalgamated in 1922. It amalgamated in the 60s. Would love to help but out of my technical depth!

Fixed it. Thank you very much for pointing out the error! noclador (talk) 20:27, 5 February 2017 (UTC)


There are only 9 Regiments the RTR were never cavalry but they are of course part of the RAC Jim Sweeney (talk) 14:05, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

I've been wondering about this. They were never horsed cavalry, certainly, and they "developed" from an infantry unit - until the 1930s, they used battalion/company terminology rather than regiment/squadron. But there were six "real cavalry" regiments which only ever had a mechanised existence, and we certainly count them as cavalry - the 22nd Dragoons through to 27th Lancers, all WW2 wartime formations.
But after the formation of the RAC (or possibly a little later - I have a vague memory saying 1943?), the RTR seem to have been treated as cavalry units on a par with all other "cavalry"; note that they're listed in the cavalry order of precedence, for example.
I'm not too keen on the current wording - I think it's a bit confusing. Not sure how best to do it, though... Shimgray | talk | 17:43, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
If you asked any member of the Royal Armoured Corps if they were cavalry the ex cavalry regiments would respond yes, I remember it being drummed into me during training , like wise the RTR lads would look down their nose at being refered to as cavalry they were tank regiments .

The 22nd - 27th were formed from cardres from the cavalry regiments and kept their traditions see 23rd Hussars its even more confusing if you consider that Dragoons were mounted infantry who have been for hundreds of years been considered part of the cavalry Jim Sweeney (talk) 17:55, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


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Need editing[edit]

Especially with the plan of Army 2020.Phd8511 (talk) 09:30, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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