17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)

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.


The Inter-War Period

In 1922, the Machine Gun Corps was disbanded and the 17th Lancers was merged with the 21st Lancers to form the 17th/21st Lancers.


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