The Queen’s Own Yeomanry is a light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve. As a light armoured reconnaissance unit, its role involves operating in front of other friendly forces to gather intelligence on the enemy and the environment.
1 April 1971
Soldiers in the Queen’s Own Yeomanry are intelligent, inquisitive and analytical. Their role requires knowledge of a wide range of equipment, from light armoured vehicles to Browning heavy machine guns and digital battlefield communications systems.
The Queen’s Own Yeomanry trains and serves alongside The Light Dragoons on operations across the world.
At any time, Queen’s Own Yeomanry Reservists could be asked to leave civilian life behind and join their Regular comrades on deployments across the world. They are drawn from many walks of life, but one thing they all have in common is dedication to the regiment.
The Queen’s Own Yeomanry is based Fenham Barracks in Newcastle, and has squadrons in York, Wigan and Chester.
Being part of the crew is incredibly rewarding Max, 22
Queen’s Own Yeomanry Reservists are highly trained cavalry soldiers who operate well ahead of other forces, monitoring enemy troops and feeding intelligence back to commanders.
The tools of their trade include high-tech weaponry, thermal imaging equipment, and the latest digital battlefield communications systems. They get around using light armoured vehicles, but they’re equally at home on foot.
As a Reservist regiment, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry trains and serves alongside its Regular Army counterparts, The Light Dragoons.
The Queen’s Own Yeomanry was created on 1 April 1971, when five yeomanry units from across the Midlands, the North of England and South West Scotland came together to form the 2nd Armoured Car Regiment. Soldiers from the regiment have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The regiment is formed as 2nd Armoured Tank Regiment
The regiment is renamed The Queen’s Own Yeomanry
Queen’s Own Yeomanry soldiers are mobilised for Operation Herrick in Afghanistan
Troops from The Queen’s Own Yeomanry are mobilised for Operation Telic in Iraq
The regiment is presented with a new guidon by Her Majesty The Queen