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HRH The Prince of Wales

The Colonel-in-Chief

HRH The Duchess of Kent

The Colonel Duchess

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THE ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS

The Colonel-in-Chief

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT OM GCB AK QSO PC ADC

The Colonel Duchess

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent GCVO

The Colonel of the Regiment

Major General Tim Hyams CB OBE

 

Battle Honours

Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Salamanca, Vittoria, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo, South Africa 1846-47, Balaclava, Sevastopol, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Defence of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902.

THE GREAT WAR – Mons Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bassée 1914, Messines 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914, 15, Givenchy 1914, St Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916, 18, Bazentin, Flers-Courcellette, Morval, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Cambrai 1917, 18, St Quentin, Rosières, Avre, Lys, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR – Dyle, Withdrawal to Escaut, St Omer-La Bassée, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Odon, Mont Pinçon, St Pierre la Vieille, Lisieux, Risle Crossing, Seine 1944, Nederrijn, Lower Maas, Geilenkirchen,

Roer, Rhineland, Cleve, Rhine, Ibbenbüren, Bremen, North- West Europe 1940, 44-45.

The Hook 1952, Korea 1951-52.

 

Affiliations

Royal Navy

HMS Daring (Type 45 Destroyer)

The Royal Air Force

XI (Typhoon) Squadron

Allied and Affiliated Regiments

The Fort Garry Horse (Canada)

The British Columbia Dragoons (Canada) 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse (Australia)

3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) (Australia) Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles (New Zealand)

15th Lancers (Baloch) (Pakistan) The Deccan Horse (India)

12e Régiment de cuirassiers (France)

The Army Reserve

A Squadron, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry C Squadron, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry

B (The North Irish Horse) Squadron, The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

Army Cadet Force

Read School CCF, Selby

Mexborough and Doncaster Detachments, Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF Dunmore Detachment, 1st (Northern Ireland) Battalion ACF

Runcorn and Weaverham Detachments, Cheshire ACF A and C Detachments, 3 Company, Merseyside ACF Barnard Castle Detachment, D Company Durham ACF

The City

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers

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Foreword from

Colonel Commandant Royal Armoured Corps

Lieutenant General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne KCVO CBE

This last year has seen substantial change to the British Army as set out under the IR and the Future Soldier plan. Many of these changes will be keenly felt by the soldiers and officers of the Royal Armoured Corps. For that reason, I wrote to the Regimental Colonels in November setting out the broad order design for the Corps post IR. I enclose an extract from that letter below so that the message is transparent across all ranks. The changes to our Corps roles across the Regulars and Reserves are as follows:

Armour. The RAC will retain two Armoured Regiments (QRH and RTR) ~ one allocated to each of the two Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). The Armoured Regiments will retain four Sabre Squadrons and one HQ Squadron. Each Sabre Squadron will have four troops of three tanks, with one of the troops in each squadron provided by the Yeomanry. The King’s Royal Hussars will re-role as Armoured Cavalry on the AJAX platform. The RWxY, scaled to four squadrons, will provide formed Troops to support the two Regular Armoured Regiments listed above; scaled at one Yeomanry Troop per Regular Squadron.

Armoured Cavalry. Two Regiments of Armoured Cavalry (KRH and RDG) will be allocated at one Regiment per Heavy BCT, and the HCR and RL will be allocated to the Deep Recce Strike BCT. All four Armoured Cavalry units will lose their C&S Squadron and Surveillance Troop.