Proud history, proud traditions
The King’s Royal Hussars is an armoured regiment with an illustrious history and great cavalry traditions. Equipped with the Challenger 2 main battle tank and the Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle, this regiment is truly a force to be reckoned with.
4 December 1992
The King’s Royal Hussars is an armoured cavalry regiment. As such its job is to mount aggressive mobile action against enemy targets using a formidable arsenal of armoured vehicles, including the Challenger 2 tank.
- Close combat
- Shock action
- Destruction of enemy armour
- Target acquisition
- Training foreign militaries
- Conducting patrols
The King’s Royal Hussars is playing a key role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Europe.
- Operation Herrick (Afghanistan)
- Operation Telic (Iraq)
Soldiers in The King’s Royal Hussars are physically fit, mentally tough, and highly motivated. They’re also experts in operating a range of armoured vehicles, including the Challenger 2 main battle tank and the Mastiff armoured patrol vehicle.
The King’s Royal Hussars is based in Tidworth, Wiltshire, on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
The King’s Royal Hussars
The King's Royal Hussars
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The primary role of The King’s Royal Hussars is to seek out and destroy the enemy through shock action: the sudden and overwhelming application of violence.
The presence of its soldiers in their intimidating Challenger 2 tanks also provides a psychological and physical edge to fellow British Army troops in close combat operations.
The King’s Royal Hussars also have their own reconnaissance troops, who use the Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle to scout ahead of their comrades, seeking out enemy troops for destruction.
Past to Present
Although The King’s Royal Hussars was established in 1992, the regiment’s origins stretch back several centuries. The four original cavalry regiments that make up the modern King’s Royal Hussars all have long and distinguished histories of service, and each has its own unique customs and traditions.
The 10th, 11th and 14th Hussars are raised and serve in the two Jacobite Rebellions.
The 11th Hussars takes part in the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea.
The 14th/20th King’s Hussars and the 2nd/6th Gurkha Rifles take Medicina, Italy, during WW2.
The Royal Hussars and the 14th/20th King’s Hussars unite to form The King’s Royal Hussars.
The regiment is deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Telic 6 and Operation Telic 10.
Operation Herrick sees the regiment deployed to Afghanistan in a variety of roles.
Tidworth Garrison, Kirkee Rd, Tidworth, SP9 7BB 01980 650816
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