Foreward From the Chairman

Welcome to the official website of the Queen’s Royal Hussars Regimental Association.

Until now, Home Headquarters has produced a postal bi-annual newsletter in Spring and Autumn respectively. Production and distribution of each newsletter was extremely labour intensive, time consuming and expensive (cost to the Association was approximately £2500 annually).

Home Headquarters had to consider a quicker, more efficient and cost effective way of keeping in touch with Association members.

With the advent and popularity of IT and social media, the decision was taken, unanimously supported by the Chairman and Association Troop Secretaries, to revamp our Association website.

The website will now be the hub for all news, events and articles of interest to our members. It is a living ’24/7′ electronic newsletter that will replace the old bi-annual postal newsletter.

Please spread the word to all former serving Hussars to register on the website and gain access to all the up to date news and articles from the Association.

The website also has a serving Regiment page where links to the Regiment’s website will allow our members access to news and events from the Regiment at the click of a button. You will also find links to the Regiment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please help raise the profile of the Regiment by liking/following and sharing their work.

This website will be continually evolving and we welcome suggestions from members that could improve its content. Suggestions should be submitted via the form at the ‘Contact Us’ tab.

Col Andrew Cuthbert
Chairman of The Regimental Association

The Queen’s Royal Hussars (The Queen’s Own and Royal Irish)

Formed in September 1993 by merging The Queen’s Own Hussars and The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars, the senior light cavalry Regiment in the British Army is The Queen’s Royal Hussars (The Queen’s Own and Royal Irish).

The amalgamation brought together the four senior Hussar Regiments of our forebears, The 3rd King’s Own Hussars, The 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars and The 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, who had so often fought side by side in the campaigns of the past 330 years.

The Regiment can trace its roots back to 1685 and during the past 330 years has been awarded 172 Battle Honours.

Of these 44 are recorded on The Guidon which was presented to the Regiment by the then Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on the 14th June 1997.

If you are considering a career in the Army, you can find further information on joining The Queen’s Royal Hussars here.