Lt Sheochand Ahlawat 1886 to 1918, his son Capt Daryao Singh Ahlawat 1918 to 1948, grandson, Lt Col Shamsher Singh Ahlawat 1955 to 1982 and great grandson, Col Sandeep Ahlawat, 1993 till date.
Lt Sheochand Ahlawat, joined 3rd Skinner’s Horse and served from 1886 to 1918. Apart from various operations in Kabul and Kandahar he was part of the force sent to China to suppress the “Boxer Rebellion” in 1900. He was in the Regiment during the 1st World War at France and Flanders, where he was given the rank of Lieutenant just before he retired after 32 years of distinguished service in 1918.
Captain Daryao Singh joined the Regiment in 1918 after the 1st World War and served till 1948. He fought the 2nd World War and did a stint as Adjutant during the war while the Regiment was in Italy and retired after 30 years of glorious service. Lt Col Shamsher Singh was commissioned into the Regiment in December 1955 and participated in the 1961 Liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu and both the India-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971(Western theatre). He was wounded in the 1965 war after his tank was destroyed in heavy shelling and got disability of left eye. He retired after 27 years of exemplary service.
Col Sandeep Ahlawat , the only fourth generation officer in the country, has been recognized by the Limca Book of National Records as such. He joined Skinners Horse in June 1993. He considers himself fortunate to have defended the nation during Operation Vijay, during which he captured a post at 16000 ft from Pak army’s 24 Sindh in Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir while on attachment with 8 JAT. He also served as staff officer in a mountain division in Assam during Operation Rhino, followed by Manipur during Operation Hifazat, from where it was mobilized for Operation Parakaram. He is expected to assume command of Skinner’s Horse in October 2014.