13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) [UK]
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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)
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


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.

Badges: construction sign
Uniform: construction sign
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
Canada flag The Manitoba Mounted Rifles
Canada flag

118th Battery, 40th Medium Regiment, RCA

Canada flag

The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal)

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

2nd Royal Reconnaissance Regiment

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.