Dighton Probyn 2nd Punjab Cavalry 1857. In 1858 he was appointed to command 1st Regiment of Sikh Irregular Cavalry. This became 11th Bengal Cavalry in 1861. Although Probyn gave up command of the regiment in 1866 a year later he sat to Swinton for his portrait in this uniform an indication of his pride in the regiment. Probyn served in the 2nd China War (1857-1860) and went on to receive a number of honours and awards becoming a General in 1888 and a Privy Counsellor in 1901.