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. Equipped with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (CVR) (Tracked), we are also trained on a variety of other armoured vehicles.
Operations and deployments
The Regiment returned from Afghanistan as part of Op Herrick 16 at the end of 2012. They were primarily responsible for the security and transition of security responsibility to the Afghan National Forces in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province. They also provided the Warthog armoured vehicle capability as well an advisory team to the Afghan National Army.
The Regiment has also deployed to Iraq, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Kosovo in recent years.
Now, the King’s Royal Hussars are preparing to conduct Battle Group Level Training in Canada in their primary role as an armoured regiment. At the end of the year, they will assume the role of Lead Armoured Battle Group. They will be ready to deploy at short notice to any zone of conflict in the world.
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. Core sports include boxing, rugby and football. They also do a lot of downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and snowboarding. With the Tidworth Polo Club next 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 primarily recruits from the counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester.
In 2015, the Regiment will be celebrating 300 years of history.