13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) [UK]
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 13th/18th
Royal Hussars
(Queen Mary's Own)
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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1922.11.09 13th/18th Hussars
formed by amalgamation of 13th Hussars, and 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
1935.12 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
1939.04 transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
1992.12.01 amalgamated with 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, to form The Light Dragoons
pip Deployment and Service
pip 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), by Paul Baker (History of the Hussars)
RHQ and Depot:
  Home HQ: Duncombe Barracks, York (1958- ); TAVR Centre, Colliergate, York (1970- ); Imphal Barracks, York (1979?- ); 3 Tower Street, York (1987?-1992)
  Depot:
Recruiting Area: South Yorkshire (1958-1992)
   
 
[combined battle honours of 13th Hussars, and 18th Hussars, with the following emblazoned:1]

Albuhera, Vittoria, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo, Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Defence of Ladysmith, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War: Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Messines 1914, Ypres 1914 '15, Somme 1916 '18, Cambrai 1917 '18, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, France and Flanders 1914-18, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Sharqat, Mesopotamia 1916-18

[plus:]

The Second World War:  Dyle, Withdrawal to Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Normandy Landing, Breville, Caen, Bourguébus Ridge, Mont Pincon, St. Pierre La Vielle, Geilenkirchen, Roer, Rhineland, Waal Flats, Goch, Rhine, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45

1. combined list first issued ca. 1961 with the presentation of the first Guidon.

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1922.04.01
HM Queen Mary
1989.04.21 HRH Diana, The Princess of Wales
1922 Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth (Baden-Powell), 1st Lord Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB [from 13th Hussars]
1938.07.15 Col. James Jardine Richardson, DSO
1942.04.15 Brig. John Noel Lumley, CBE, MC
1952.04.15 Maj-Gen. Charles Harvey Miller, CB, CBE, DSO
1959.09.11 Col. Vincent Ashforth Blundell Dunkerly, DSO , JP
1968.05.11 Col. John Roger Cordy-Simpson, CBE, MC
1974.05.11 Maj-Gen. Derrick Bruce Wormald, DSO, MC
1979.05.11 Maj-Gen. Henry Stuart Ramsay Watson, CBE
1990.05.14 Col. Robert John William ffrench Blake [to 1992]
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Motto: Viret in aeternum; Pro rege, pro lege, pro patria conamur
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: Laji (5 Mar.), Normandy (6 June), Balaklava (25 Oct.)
Freedoms: construction sign
Marches: quick: The Balaklava March (after WW2 prefaced by first 8 bars of A Life on the Ocean Wave to commemorate Normandy Landings)
slow: The 13th Hussars Slow March
slow: The 18th Hussars Slow March
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars
1922-1958
Canada flag The Manitoba Mounted Rifles
1922-1946
Canada flag

118th Battery, 40th Medium Regiment, RCA

1946-?
Canada flag

The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal)

1958-1992
India flag Skinner's Horse
- 1992
Pakistan flag 6th Lancers
-1992
Malaysia flag The Federation Armoured Car Regiment
Malaysia flag

2nd Royal Reconnaissance Regiment

-1992
Associated Yeomanry:  
UK flag The Warwickshire Yeomanry 1947-1956
UK flag The Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry 1956-1992
     
swords Regimental Association (Regimental site)
   
   
monument Regimental Museums (Light Dragoons Regimental site)
monument 13th/18th Royal Hussars (QMO) and The Light Dragoons Museum, Cannon Hall, Barnsley (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley, Yorks, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
   
   
Regimental Journal:
book 13th/18th journal.
Full Histories:
book Miller, Charles Harvey. History of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) 1922-1947. London : Chisman, Bradshaw, 1949.
book Hunt, Eric. History of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), 1947 to 1992. [England] : Light Dragoons Charitable Trust, 1996. ISBN: 0952833506
 
Short Histories:
book A brief history of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own). [s.l. : s.n.], 1951.
book XIII/XVIII Hussars, Sialkot, 1934. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1934.