The 17th Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment that would have had an MG Section as part of its Regimental Headquarters.


The Great War

These weapons would have been brigaded when the Machine Gun Corps was formed in 1915. The guns, and crews, would have been formed into a Machine Gun Squadron.

Inter-War Period

In 1922, the Machine Gun Corps was disbanded and the guns returned to the Cavalry Regiment as a Machine Gun Troop.

In April 1922, the 17th Lancers (two squadrons) was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (1 squadron) to form 17th/21st Lancers.


Sources

  • The National Archives. WO 123/64 Army Orders 1922.