Welcome to the official website of the Queen’s Royal Hussars Regimental Association.
The new 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 more than 850 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 on the website ; the Regiment had a cracking range period and many are off to Canada to provide the ‘Opposing Force’ for the KRH Battlegroup in May and June, which will be excellent training in itself.
On the recent Pink List it was really excellent to see 2 of the Regiment’s Late Entry Officers being selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel; it is rare to get one, so 2 is a very impressive achievement – our congratulations to Euan Johnston and Mick Burgess. Damien Briggs-Wilson also caught the selector’s eye, so well done to him as well.
The Cavalry Memorial Parade and the Association Lunch afterwards are on Sunday 13 May – please be ‘on parade’ if you can and support your Association.
Please support the Derby Draw which is so important for supporting our benevolence efforts to support Old Comrades who have fallen on hard times, or need a little assistance. Tickets can be bought online here and please encourage friends and family to buy tickets as well.
The planning for the Old Comrades Weekend 14-16 September 2018 is progressing well; there was an initial planning conference in Sennelager on 14 March. The Regimental Trustees have also allocated a significant grant to support and subsidise the cost of the OCA weekend. Please get the message out to your Regimental friends and enjoy the weekend – the returns, via the website, are due in to HHQ by Friday 13 July. I will look forward to seeing many Old Comrades in Sennelager with our fine Regiment on 14-16 September 2018.
Finally, on a sombre note, I must mention the sad passing of Major John Knight, who died on 8 March 2018, a few days before his 90th birthday.
John enlisted in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in October 1945 and joined 3rd The King’s Own Hussars in the airborne reconnaissance role in Palestine in August 1946. He completed 37 years service with the Regiment and was RSM of OQH 1967 – 1969. He was commissioned in 1969 and retired from active service in 1983. On retirement from the Army he assumed the role of Regimental Secretary in Warwick taking on the QOH museum and continuing his paternal, almost pastoral, work with potential officers and members for the Regimental Association until the amalgamation in 1993.
John became a father-figure in The Queen’s Own Hussars. He was loved and respected by all who served with him. From his retirement in 1993 until his passing, John maintained strong links with the Regiment, was President of Birmingham and Coventry Troop and a staunch support of the QOH Museum and the Regimental Association; he will be greatly missed.
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.