King George V

George V was the King of the United Kingdom, the British Dominions and the Emperor of India from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

George was also the Colonel-in-Chief of five Cavalry regiments, including the King George’s Own Lancers in the Indian Army. These Lancers were joined by Punjabi Rajput Muslims like the Tiwana Horse group.

The 19th Lancers is an armoured regiment of the current Pakistan Army. Before 1956, it was known as 19th King George V’s Own Lancers, which was a regular cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army. Formed in 1922 when the 18th King George’s Own Lancers and 19th Lancers were joined. On Partition of India in 1947, the regiment was allotted to Pakistan. During WW1, the regiment was sent to France with the Indian Cavalry Corps and participated in the Battles of the Somme and Cambrai.