Queen’s Royal Lancers were a cavalry regiment of the British Army.
During the Indian mutiny of 1857, the 9th Lancers earned the name the Delhi Spearmen, a name which is believed to have been given to them by the mutineers themselves. 9th Lancers was present in all the three most notable events associated with the Indian mutiny, namely, the seizure of Delhi, the seizure of Lucknow and the relief of Lucknow.
Prominent officers of the 9th Lancers who lost their lives during the Indian rebellion of 1857 include :
* Captain Robert Abercrombie Yule (killed in action in Delhi on 19 June 1857.
* Captain Lucius John French, lost life in action at Agra on 10 October 1857, and
* Captain Thomas Hutchinson, wounded in Lucknow on 19 March 1858 and died on 21 March.
In its long and eventful existence, soldiers and officers of the 9th Lancers have participated in actions at several places including South Africa, World War I and World War II.
It was amalgamated with the 12th Lancers on 11 September 1960, forming the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s).