Welcome to the official website of the Queen’s Royal Hussars Regimental Association.
Autumn is now upon us and I hope that all members had a good summer.
The Regiment is now back in the United Kingdom having all returned from Germany by the end of July 2019. Therefore, the Regiment’s (and antecedent regiments’) long association with Germany has now concluded which will be sad for many.
Major (Retd) Hugh Pierson, my brother-in-law (and former Irish Hussar and Senior British Liaison Officer Hohne), has been involved in organising a book to mark and commemorate the British Army’s role in Germany since 1945. The title is British Forces Germany 1945-2019, or something very similar; the book will be launched at the National Army Museum at the end of October 2019.
Many members may be interested to buy a copy so HHQ will provide the relevant details for purchasing a copy once they are confirmed.
The Regiment is now settled in Tidworth but have not been given much respite from their demanding programme.
After some block leave in August the Regiment was straight into pre-deployment training for their imminent tour to Estonia on OPERATION CABRIT, which is the codename for the British Army’s operational deployment to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (Spearhead Force).
The Regiment, with 2 sabre squadrons, will form the nucleus of, and provide the main combat power for, a multinational NATO force in Estonia in order to reassure the Baltic States of NATO’s unflinching support and to deter Russian adventurism.
The Regiment deploys at the end of October and should return in March 2020 ……….no doubt some Christmas goodies/hampers may be much welcomed and appreciated by those deployed!
HHQ will provide a postal address in due course.
As November approaches our minds turn to Remembrance and the various events associated with this important time of year. As always members are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Parade in Birmingham on 10 November, together with the dinner the night before and the luncheon following the Parade.
Some members may wish to join the Chairman and the Regimental Secretary, Major Jim Austin, and his good lady wife Patricia, in laying a wreath at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 3 November.
All officers are reminded that the Officers’ Dinner will be held in the Cavalry and Guards Club on Wednesday 6 November.
Work on the Regimental Museum in Warwick has been progressing well; more details can be found in the Museum Update.
On behalf of the whole Association I would like to thank the members most involved with this important project for their hard work and dedication.
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 335 years.
The Regiment can trace its roots back to 1685 and during the past 335 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.