Post 1902 Troopers, Prince of Wales’s 12th Royal Lancers Tunic.
This 12th royal lancers tunic is of a scarlet collar, cuffs, plastron and piping to the edges and back seams. Brass regimental buttons bearing Kings crown and yellow cord loops to the shoulders. The stand up collar with good 12th Royal lancers collar badges. Clothing factory label to the white blanket lining dated 1914. A very nice example of a 12th Royal Lancers tunic.
Jacket Size : Chest 38”
Shoulder to Shoulder 16 1/4”.
Top of Collar to Bottom of Jacket 26 1/4”.
Top of Sleeve to Bottom of Sleeve 24”.
12th (Prince of Wales’s) Royal Lancers: was a cavalry regiment of the British Army. The regiment of dragoons that was to become the 12th Royal Lancers was raised by Brigadier-General Phineas Bowles in Berkshire in July 1715. against the threat of the Jacobite rebellion. In 1718. the regiment was placed on the Irish establishment and posted to Ireland, where it remained for seventy-five years. In 1751. the regiment was officially styled the 12th Dragoons. In 1768. King George III bestowed the title of The 12th (Prince of Wales’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, and the regiment was given the badge of the three ostrich feathers, and the motto “Ich Dien”. The 12th Dragoons, led by General Sir John Doyle won their first battle honour in Egypt in 1801. against the French Dromedary corps. They had previously had a young Duke of Wellington serve with them as a subaltern between 1789-91. In 1816. the 12th Light Dragoons were armed with lances after the cavalry of Napoleon’s Army had shown their effectiveness at Waterloo and were re-titled 12th (The Prince of Wales’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In 1855. they reinforced the Light Cavalry Brigade in the Crimea after the infamous charge at Balaclava. In 1861. 12th royal lancers tunic.