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Back on the slopes

QRH on the slopes.Six soldiers from the regiment took part in the Royal Armoured Corps skiing competition this year.

The team, ranging from junior soldiers to officers, spent several weeks training in Alpbach, Austria, before moving to France for the Royal Armoured Corps and Divisional championships.

Team captain, Lt Jamie Beer said, “We’ve had a very encouraging season with great new potential and it’s good to see new volunteers for regimental skiing.”

The forecast is bright for the team with Lt Nicholas consistently among the top seeds and Tpr Philpotts coming a hare’s breadth from winning best novice.

The Queen’s Royal Hussars regularly sends soldiers across the globe on adventurous training in activities as varied as skydiving and Nordic skiing.

Regimental Sergeant Major hands over

Regimental Sergeant Major hands over.

 

WO1 (RSM) Neil Rudd, the first RSM to have joined the Regiment as a Queen's Royal Hussar after our amalgamation, took over the post of RSM from newly promoted Capt Matt Wild-Campbell on a Regimental parade before Christmas.

 

Warthogs in action.C Squadron completes Live Fire Tactical Training

C Squadron spent two weeks on the ranges this January practicing their dismounted skills and training on a range of weapon systems including SA80, GPMG and HMG. Shoots included individual battle skills, night firing and section level live fire attacks.

 

Starting the year with a bang: Duke of Edinburgh SquadronStarting the year with a bang: Duke of Edinburgh Squadron Tank Ranges.

Duke of Edinburgh Squadron and elements of D Squadron have spent two weeks this January on Bergen-Hohne ranges practising their tank gunnery as part of the Regiment's return to its core role.

The gruelling two-week package took tank crews from basic shoots to complex troop-level engagements. It culminates in Annual Crew Tests, in which the whole squadron is put through its paces amid fierce inter-troop competition.

Duke of Edinburgh Squadron remembers Second World War dead

Almost 70 years after his death in Normandy Lance Corporal Alfred Hope is being honoured at a Remembrance service attended by 36 soldiers from the Queen's Royal Hussars in Ecots, a small hamlet near Caen.

It was on 18 August 1944 that LCpl Hope and soldiers from the Kings Royal Irish Hussars entered Ecots to be met by welcoming villagers, being the first Allied soldiers they had seen. Regrettably, these jubilations were short-lived when German forces attacked the village and Alfred was killed close to where he is now buried in the village’s ancient church.

His is the sole grave of a British soldier in the cemetery and since the end of World War Two it has been tended to with care and affection by the villagers as well as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Read the full story: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/25900.aspx

Balaklava Day

25th October is Balaklava Day, when the Regiment commemorates the sacrifice and gallantry of its predecessors, the Fourth and Eighth Hussars, at the battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War.

Squadrons competed in a sports competition, followed by a regimental party. The Regiment's Guidon, bearing on it 300 years of Battle Honours and a reminder of the Queen's Royal Hussars' glorious past, was blessed by the Padre on parade.

Duke of Edinburgh Squadron Competition

September saw the final part of the Duke of Edinburgh competition, a year long event that has included a number of arduous events and which culminated in a gruelling stretcher race.

This year, A Squadron won the Duke of Edinburgh's trophy and have the honour of wearing his cypher overlaid onto the QRH flash and are known as Duke of Edinburgh Squadron.

Exercise PRAIRIE THUNDER 2 (Canada)

The Queen's Royal Hussars deployed to Canada in late June for a Battlegroup exercise that tested all aspects of conventional warfare, coordinating armoured infantry from 5 RIFLES alongside the tanks of A Squadron and a wide range of other units, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (DESERT HAWK 3) and armoured engineers.

The exercise incorporated live firing, from individual tanks to the whole Battlegroup and a complex scenario that saw soldiers from the Queen's Royal Hussars dealing with situations from fast moving armoured warfare to community interaction and counter-insurgency.

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