Welcome to the official website of the Queen’s Royal Hussars Regimental Association.
Spring has arrived ‘despite Brexit’, as our media commentators may be reporting. With the Spring comes the Cavalry Memorial Parade on 12 May in Hyde Park followed by the lunch afterwards. It would be great to see a good turnout at the Parade so please do make the effort to ensure the QRH generate a large contingent; and if you can please do join the lunch afterwards.
It is also time for the Derby Draw – tickets can be purchased online via the Association website. As many of you know it is the only source of raising funds to support Association events during the year, so please do buy lots of tickets and gain the chance of winning hundreds of pounds.
The Regimental Association website is proving to be a great success which allows members to log in and get the very latest information on a great range of issues. To date 1181 members have registered – please spread the word further and ensure your Regimental friends and peers do register on the website.
You can all get a very good update on the Regiment’s activities through the ‘Serving Regiment’ page, and regular updates on the progress of the new museum on the website.
On the recent Pink List it was really excellent to see 3 of the Regiment’s Officers being selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel; our congratulations to Mark Cubitt, Tom McIlwaine and Alex Forsyth.
My final point of note is that all members will wish to be aware that the Regiment finishes its many years in Germany this summer. In July the Regiment moves to Tidworth, where the armoured and armoured infantry forces are being concentrated into 3 fighting brigades; they will have Salisbury Plain on their doorstep to enable their training.
Having the Regiment in the United Kingdom will provide more opportunities for spouses to work, and will provide easier communications and opportunities for events and functions between the Association and the serving Regiment.
On behalf of the whole Association I welcome the Regiment ‘home’ and wish them all the best with the complexities of the move.
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, 3rd The King’s Own Hussars, The 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, 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 334 years.
The Regiment can trace its roots back to 1685 and during the past 334 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.