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
Since the completion of recent operations in Afghanistan, the King’s Royal Hussars has returned to its primary role as an armoured regiment. This has seen it conduct Battle Group Level Training in Canada and Poland, and complete an extended cycle as the British Army’s Lead Armoured Battle Group. The Regiment is now focusing on its build-up training before deploying to Canada again in 2017.
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. In the winter, they regularly send teams downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and to the Cresta ice run; 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 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 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.