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The King's Royal Hussars

Based in Tidworth, Wiltshire, The King's Royal Hussars is a British armoured regiment with a long history and great cavalry traditions. Currently equipped with the Challenger 2 (CR2) Main Battle Tank (MBT) and the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)), we are also trained on a variety of other armoured vehicles that assist our key role.

Operations and deployments

The KRH were deployed in a mounted and dismounted role on Operation HERRICK 16 in Afghanistan.Following this tour the Regiment returned to its primary role as an armoured regiment.  This has seen it conduct battlegroup level training in the UK and Canada, and complete an extended cycle as the British Army’s Lead Armoured Battlegroup which included a deployment to Poland.  The Regiment is now focusing on its build-up training before deploying to Canada again in 2017 in preparation for its readiness year.

As a result of Army 2020, the Army’s response to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, the KRH’s role is set to change.  It will be the first regiment to re-role onto AJAX, the British Army’s new highly-agile, tracked, medium-weight armoured fighting vehicle; it will then become the armoured component of one of the two strike brigades to be formed in 2019.

To find out more about what we do on and off operations, see the Regiment Today link on the left.

Sport and Adventurous Training

Around the demanding training requirements, the Regiment enjoys a comprehensive spectrum of sport and adventurous training.  Time and effort is invested in the core sports which include boxing, rugby and football, and the Regiment is an enthusiastic competitor in the annual ‘Hodson’s Horse’ sports competition along with the other regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps.  In the winter, they regularly send teams downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and to the Cresta ice run; while in the summer, many soldiers embark on sailing, diving and skydiving expeditions.  With the Tidworth Polo Club next door to the camp and the primary military sport parachute centre just ten miles away, the Regiment continues to excel in polo and is steadily fostering a growing skydiving community.


The Regiment has long historical affiliations with certain counties, and therefore primarily recruits from Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester. It does, however, consider all applicants irrespective of region.

The Tercentenary

In 2015, the Regiment celebrated 300 years of history by exercising its Freedom of the City in Preston and Winchester, and holding a spectacular parade in Tidworth attended by its Colonel-in-Chief, HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.

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