7th Queen's Own Hussars [UK]
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Queen's Own Hussars
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by A. Melville-Brown
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1689.05 independent troops (ten horse, two dragoons) on Scots Establishment
1690.12.30 The Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons
formed by conversion of horse to dragoons and regimentation of six of the troops (Lord Rollo, Lord Ross, the Laird of Blair, the Master of Forbes, the Earl of Annandale, and Lord Belhaven -- the latter two being the original dragoon troops; other six troops regimented as Newbattle's Dragoons); ranked as 8th Dragoons; named for Queen Mary; also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1691 ranked as 7th Dragoons
1698 transferred to Scots Establishment
1708 transferred to English Establishment
1714.04.16 disbanded (troops absorbed by 1st Dragoons and 2nd Dragoons)
1715.02.15 The Princess of Wales's Own Regiment of Dragoons
re-formed without loss of precedence from troops of 1st Dragoons and 2nd Dragoons; re-named for the future Queen Caroline
1727 The Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons
(redesignated when the Princess of Wales became Queen)
1751.07.01 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons
1783 7th (or Queen's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1807.12.25 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
1861.08.17 7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
1921.01.01 7th Queen's Own Hussars
1939.04 transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
1958.11.03 amalgamated with 3rd The King's Own Hussars, to form The Queen's Own Hussars
pip Deployment and Service
pip History of the Regiment (QRH Regimental site)
pip The Lilywhite Seventh, by Anne Woodley (Regency Collection)
pip 7th Queen's Own Hussars, by Paul Baker (History of the Hussars)
pip The Hussars, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip British Cavalry Regiments, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
RHQ and Depot:
  Home HQ: [none]
  Recruiting Area: nationwide
Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Orthes, Peninsula, Waterloo, Lucknow, South Africa 1901-02

The Great WarKhan Baghdadi, Sharqat, Mesopotamia 1917-18

The Second World War Egyptian Frontier 1940, Beda Fomm, Sidi Rezegh 1941, North Africa 1940-41, Ancona, Rimini Line, Italy 1944-45, Pegu, Paungde, Burma 1942

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Badges: construction sign
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1947.01.31 HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
1690.12.30 Brig-Gen. Richard Cunningham
1696.10.01 Lt-Gen. William (Kerr), 2nd Marquess of Lothian, KT (Lord Jedburgh)
1707.04.28 Col. Patrick (Hume), Baron Polwarth
1709.10.10 Lt-Gen. Hon. William Kerr [to 1714]
1715.02.02 Lt-Gen. Hon. William Kerr [reappointed]
1741.08.12 Lt-Gen. Sir John Cope, KB
1760.08.18 Gen. John Mostyn
1763.05.13 F.M. Sir George Howard, KB
1779.04.21 Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, KB [senior]
1795.12.23 Gen. Sir David Dundas, GCB [also 1st Dgn Gds, 2nd Dgns, 22nd Foot, Rifle Bde; QMG 1796-1803; C-in-C]
1801.05.16 F.M. Henry William (Paget), 1st Marquess of Anglesey, KG, GCB, GCH
1842.12.20 Lt-Gen. Sir James Keanrey, KCH
1846.03.10 Gen. Sir William Tuyll, KCH
1864.12.27 Gen. James Alexander St. Clair (Erskine), 3rd Earl of Rosslyn
1866.06.17 Gen. Sir John Scott, KCB
1873.01.19 Gen. Charles Hagart, CB
1879.07.31 Gen. Henry Roxby Benson, CB
1884.07.19 Lt-Gen. William Thomas Dickson
1896.02.12 Maj-Gen. Robert Hale
1907.05.13 Maj-Gen. Sir Hugh McCalmont, KCB, CVO
1924.05.03 Maj-Gen. Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, KG, PC, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, ADC
1946.09.01 Col. Geoffrey Fielden, OBE
1948.05.31 Col. Thomas Anson Thornton, CVO
1952.01.06 Maj-Gen. Ralph Younger, CB, CBE, DSO, MC [continued 1958 in QO Hussars]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
vc VCs in the Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
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Anniversaries: Waterloo (18 June)
Marches: quick: The Kynegad Slashers (from the regiment's nickname and exploits in 18th century Ireland; aka: Brian O'Lynn's Breeches, or Bannocks o'Barley Meal)
slow: The Garb of Old Gaul (aka: 2nd Dragoons, or 7th Hussars)
canter: The Campbells are Coming.
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 7th/XI Hussars 1936-1958
Australia flag 6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles
New Zealand flag The Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles
New Zealand flag 4th Armoured Regiment (Divisional Regiment) 1953-1958
South Africa flag Umvoti Mounted Rifles
Associated Yeomanry:  
UK flag The Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) 1947-1957
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monument Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Museum, Warwick (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Museum, Warwick (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
book The regimental journal of the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars.
Full Histories:
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book Brereton, J. M. The Seventh Queen's Own Hussars. Leo Cooper, 1975.
Short Histories:
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