12th Royal Lancers: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2002. Corrected and updated 20.11.2004
1715-1960
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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  1715.07.22 Phineas Bowles's Regiment of Dragoons
raised at Reading (recruited in Berkshire and adjoining counties)
  1715 England
  1718 Ireland
  1742 Ireland
  1748 Ireland
  1751.07.01 12th Regiment of Dragoons
  1756 Ireland
  1763 Ireland
  1768 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
  1793 Mediterranean
  1794 Papal States: Rome
  1795 England
  1797 Portugal: Lisbon
  1800 ?
  1801 Egypt
  1802 England
  1803 Ireland
  1805 England
  1809 Holland: Walcheren campaign
  1810 England
  1811 at sea  
  1811.07.25 Portugal
  1811 Peninsular war Slade Bde
  1814.05 France
  1814.07 at sea (embarked at Calais)
  1814.07 England: Dover
  1815.04 Belgium: Ostend
  1815.06 Waterloo campaign 4 Cav Bde
  1815.07 France Army of Occupation
  1816.09.30 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers)
  181.11 at sea (embarked at Calais?)
  1818.11 England
  1820 Ireland
  1824 England
  1826.12 Portugal (2 sqns)
  1828.07? England
  1829 Scotland
  1830 Ireland
  1833 England
  <1838.06> London
  1841 Ireland
  1843 Scotland
  1843 England
  1848 Ireland
  1851 England
  1851 Cape Colony
  1851 Kaffir war
  1853 South Africa
  1854 India: Madras
  1855 Egypt in transit
  1855 Crimea
  1856 England
  1857 India
  1857 Sepoy rebellion: Central India
  1858 India
  1860 England
  1865 Ireland
  1861.08.17 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers
  1870 England
1877 India
  <1881> Bangalore  
1887.11.24 England  
  1887.11. England: Colchester  
  1891 Manchester  
  1893 Scotland: Edinburgh  
  1895 Ballincollig  
  1897 England: Aldershot  
  1899.10 at sea ships: City of Vienna, Mohawk
  1899.11.16 South Africa  
  1900.02 South Africa 2 Cav Bde
  1902 India: Umballa  
  1907 Sialkot  
  1911 South Africa  
  1913 England: Norwich  
  1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Cav Bde, 2 Cav Div, BEF
  1919 Ireland: Curragh  
  1921.01.01 12th Royal Lancers (The Prince of Wales's)
  1923 England: Tidworth 2 Cav Bde
  1926 Hounslow  
  1927 Egypt  
  1928 mechanised (armoured cars)
  1934 England: Tidworth  
  1935 Germany: Saar [composite sqn] International Force supervising plebiscite
  1937 England: Aldershot  
  1939.09 France Corps Troops, BEF
  1940.06 UK  
  1940.11 UK recce regt, 1 Armd Div
  1941.11 Middle East  
  1942.07 Middle East 4 Armd Bde
  1942.10 Middle East recce regt, 1 Armd Div
  1944.05 Italy Corps Troops
  1945 Italy  
  1946 UK RAC Training Regiment
  1951  
  1955.01 Germany: Herford BAOR
  1956.03 Germany: Wolfenbüttel BAOR
  1959.01 ?  
  1960.09.11 amalgamated with 9th Queen's Royal Lancers (The Prince of Wales's), to form 9th/12th Queen's Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)