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17th Lancers badge.jpg Official name

The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

Colonel-in-Chief

Colonel-of-the-Regiment

Motto

Or Glory

Nicknames

Bingham's Dandies
The Death or Glory Boys
The Horse Marines
The Tots
The White Lancers

Anniversaries

Balaklava (20 September)

Marches

Quick: The White Lancers
Slow: Ocassional Overture

Description

Cavalry regiment

Creation date

Reason for creation

Originally 17th Dragoons but was re-roled as a Lancer regiment in 1822, one of to do after the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army the Duke of York had implemented such changes after being impressed by the performance of Polish Lancers in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.