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Regimental History

The Queen's Own Hussars

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The Queen's Own Hussars was formed at Candahar Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire, on the 3rd of November 1958,  by the amalgamation of the 3rd The King's Own Hussars (3H) and the 7th  Queen's Own Hussars (7H).  It was the senior  Light Cavalry Regiment  in  the  British  Army until 1993,  when on  amalgamation with The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars,  it became The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own & Royal Irish).

 

Colonel-in-Chief:


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

 (1900 - 2002)

 

 

 

Colonels of the Regiment:

Major-General R Younger CB CBE DSO MC DL JP

Colonel Sir Douglas Scott  Bt

Brigadier DH Davies MC

Lieutenant-General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB ADC Gen

Colonel M Fox MC  

Lieutenant-General Sir Robin Carnegie KCB OBE  

Brigadier JWF Rucker

 

 

Commanding Officers of the Regiment:

Lieutenant-Colonel DB Wormald DSO MC

Lieutenant-Colonel DH Davies MC

Lieutenant-Colonel M Fox MC

Lieutenant-Colonel PJ Howard-Dobson

Lieutenant-Colonel AML Hogge

Lieutenant-Colonel RM Carnegie OBE

Lieutenant-Colonel MB Pritchard

Lieutenant-Colonel JB Venner MC

Lieutenant-Colonel JWF Rucker  

Lieutenant-Colonel RDHH Greenwood

Lieutenant-Colonel HM Sandars

Lieutenant-Colonel JJJ Phipps

Lieutenant-Colonel DJM Jenkins BA

Lieutenant-Colonel RS Fox

Lieutenant-Colonel CWM Carter OBE

Lieutenant-Colonel MR Bromley Gardner

 

 

Movement of the Regiment

Nov 1958 - Jul 1960

Regiment stationed at Tidworth as Armoured Regiment of 3rd Division.  

Mar 1959 - Jul 1960

A Sqn at Warminster as Demonstration Squadron to School of Infantry.

Feb 1960 -Dec 1960

C Sqn  based in Aden whilst carrying out Desert Trials and Combined Service Amphibious exercises in and around the Arabian Gulf area.

Jul 1960 -  Jul 1962

Regiment served as Armoured Regiment of 6th Infantry Brigade Group at Munster.

Jul 1962 - Feb 1965

Regiment served as Armoured Regiment in 20th Armoured Brigade Group at  Detmold.  

Feb 1965 - Feb 1967

Regiment (less A Sqn) served as RAC Training Regiment at Catterick.  A Sqn served as Independent Armoured Squadron in Berlin.

Feb 1967 - Jul 1967

Regiment converted to role of Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment at Maresfield.

Jul 1967 - Nov 1967

Regiment (less B Sqn) served in Aden on Active service.   One MC and 6 Mentions In Dispatches awarded.

Jul 1967 - Mar 1968

B Sqn stationed at Sharjah, Persian Gulf.

Nov 1967 - Oct 1968

Regiment stationed at Maresfield as part of 2nd Infantry Brigade.

Oct 1968 - Aug 1970

Advance RHQ and A Sqn stationed in Singapore.  C Sqn stationed in Hong Kong.   Main RHQ, B and HQ Sqn stationed at Maresfield.

Jun 1969 - Dec 1969

B Sqn served with United Nations Forces in Cyprus.

Aug 1970

Regiment converted to Armoured Regiment and moved to Hohne to form part of 7th Armoured Brigade.

Feb 1972 - May 1972

RHQ and A Sqn to N. Ireland, S. Armagh, as part of Eastern Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment.

Jun 1973  - Oct 1973

Regiment served in Belfast, N. Ireland, in the infantry role as part of 39 Infantry Brigade.

Sep 1974

Regiment moved to Bovington as RAC Centre Regiment.  B Sqn Warminster, School of Infantry.

May 1976

Regiment moved to Detmold, BAOR.  Part of 20th Armoured Brigade Group.

May 1977 - Sep 1977

N.  Ireland Tour, Armagh.  A Sqn detached to Cookstown.  Rear party remain in Detmold.

Jun 1979 - Oct 1979

N. Ireland Tour, Belfast, two large dismounted squadrons in the infantry role.  RHQ at Fort Monagh, A Sqn at the Woodbourne Hotel,  B Sqn in  Glasmullen, and HQ Sqn Echelon at Musgrave Park.

Apr 1983

Regiment (less D Sqn) served as RAC Training Regiment at Catterick.  D Sqn served as Independent Armoured Squadron in Berlin.

Sep 1983  - Mar 1984 

Recce Troop detached to Belize, Central America,  as Force Armoured Reconnaissance Troop.

Sep 1984  - Mar1985 

Recce Troop detached to Belize, Central America, as Force Armoured Reconnaissance Troop.

Jun 1985

Regiment moved to Hohne, 22nd Armoured Brigade

Jan 1987 - Mar 1987

A Sqn + part of D Sqn, detached as HMP Maze Prison Guard Force

Dec 1990 -  June 1991

A Sqn + D Sqn,  formed G Sqn and were detached to Dhekialia Garrison, Cyprus.  C Sqn + B Sqn  formed H Sqn and were detached to UN Forces Cyprus on "The Line". 

Jun 1992 - Jun 1993

B Sqn detached as Independent Squadron,  Sovereign Base Area,   Episkopi, Cyprus.   D Sqn detached to  Northern  Ireland as   HMP Maze Prison Guard Force.

July 1993

Advance Party elements of the Regiment moved to Fallingbostel.

Sept 1993

Regiment moved from Hohne on Amalgamation with The Queens Royal Irish Hussars at Fallingbostel to form The Queen's Royal Hussars

 

Affiliations and Allied Regiments:

 

"A" Squadron (Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry

 

4th Worcestershire Cadet Squadron, Army Cadet Force

 

HMS Birmingham                                                                                      ............................  HMS Birmingham - History

(Decommissioned in December 1999, sold for scrap October 2000)

HMS Naiad                                                                                                 ............................  HMS Naiad - History

(Decommissioned in April 1987, sunk while used as Target Ship, March 1990)

Canada -          The Sherbrooke Hussars                                                .............................  The Sherbrooke Hussars        

 

Australia -         3rd/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles                         ............................  3rd/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles Association

 

New Zealand -  Queen Alexandra's (Waikato/Wellington East Coast) Squadron,

                           Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps                              ...........................  Queen Alexandra's (Waikato/Wellington East Coast) Squadron 

 

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