Forward From the Chairman

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

The Colonel of the Regiment and the Chairman of the Regimental Association send their very best wishes to all members in these unusual and unprecedented times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some members will have concerns about their health and possibly their economic security. Members are strongly encouraged to abide by the Government’s medical advisers’ instructions to minimise face to face social contact, only travel on essential journeys, and remain at home whenever possible.

Members are also strongly encouraged to look out for each other in these difficult times.

Many members communicate through social media, which is proving to be a useful tool for keeping friends in touch and for sharing a great deal of banter and mutual support. Some members, often the more elderly, do not use social media and are not connected to the digital age.

For this group the telephone remains the main method of communication; members of our Association Troops are encouraged to support each other wherever possible.

Unsurprisingly, the British Armed Forces have once again been called out in support of the civil authorities and are providing critically important support to the NHS. In this particular battle the NHS are in the front line as the main combatants, and therefore deserve all of our support and encouragement.

Please be assured that the Regimental Association Trust and the Regimental Association are determined to reinstate activity once the Government has given the all-clear. We have survived much worse.

In the meantime, please look out for Old Comrades and try to keep in touch with as many as you can.

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 King’s Royal Irish Hussars, who had so often fought side by side in the campaigns of the past 336 years.

The Regiment can trace its roots back to 1685 and during the past 337 years has been awarded 173 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.