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The Queen's Royal Hussars

Based in Sennelager, Germany, the Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) is the senior Armoured Regiment of the British Army with a long history and tradition of excellence.

Equipped with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle (CVR(T)), we are also trained in a variety of roles, including on other armoured vehicles.

The Regiment primarily recruits from the West Midlands, Northern Ireland and the Home Counties.


The Regiment will step up next year as the United Kingdom's Armoured component of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, ready to respond to events around the world as directed by the UK Government.

We are busy training for this role, and are rotating the squadrons through a demanding, month-long, Live Fire exercise in Canada, designed to train and test tank crews in the art of armoured warfare.

Our most recent operation was C Squadron's deployment to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 20 in June 2014 as the Warthog Group – one of the last British combat sub-units in Helmand Province. The Warthog Group comprised crews from the Queen's Royal Hussars and dismounted infantry.

It was responsible for disrupting insurgent activity and for providing security in Helmand Province, alongside Afghan security forces, during the drawdown from Camp Bastion.


The Colonel in Chief

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE

Prince Philip has had ties to the Regiment dating back to 1953 when he became the Colonel in Chief of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars, on formation of the QRIH in 1958 he was their Colonel In Chief and on formation of the QRH he was the appointed Deputy Colonel In Chief until assuming the full duties on the death of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002. The Annual Inter Squadron competition winner is granted the right to be referred to as Duke of Edinburgh Squadron. This is currently held by C Squadron.

Sport and Adventurous Training

Core sports include boxing, rugby, football and hockey. The Regiment also regularly competes in winter sports, notably Nordic and downhill skiing, as well as snowboarding and biathlon. The Queen’s Royal Hussars produce a number of contenders for Army sport every year and frequently send teams on tours as far afield as the United States.

Sport is part of the working week and soldiers are released from duty to take part in competitions. Recent adventurous training activities have included horse trekking through the Rockies, sailing to Denmark, parachuting in Canada and a multi-activity trip to South Africa.

Do you have what it takes to command a Troop of Challenger 2 tanks? You will also need to be committed, enthusiastic, physically fit, motivated and confident.

Do you think that you have got what it takes to become a Trooper in The Queen's Royal Hussars? You will be part of a close knit troop, in a family regiment.

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