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The Royal Lancers is a planned cavalry regiment of the British Army. The regiment will be formed through the amalgamation of The Queen's Royal Lancers and 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), starting some time before 2015.
The regiment will be a formation reconnaissance regiment, equipped on its establishment with the CVR(T) family. This will replaced by the Scout Specialist Vehicle from 2015. It will consist of 3 Sabre Squadrons of 18 vehicles each (at least) and one Command and Support Squadron.
The Royal Lancers will form part of the Royal Armoured Corps. It will be based in Catterick as part of the 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade, one of the three Armoured Infantry Brigades of the 3rd Division. Their amalgamation was announced in July 2012, and will begin upon completion of scheduled operational commitments, but not before October 2014.
Recruiting Areas Edit
- From Prince of Wales' Own Royal Lancers
- Greater London
- From the Queen's Royal Lancers
- West Midlands
- South Humberside
Order of precedenceEdit
The new regiment will retain order of precedence from the more senior regiment, the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's).
The Queen's Royal Hussars
(The Queen's Own and Royal Irish)
|Cavalry Order of Precedence|| Succeeded by|
The King's Royal Hussars
- ↑ Short, J. H. T. (5 July 2012). "Notice of Regimental Amalgamation – 5th July 2012". Delhispearman.org.uk. 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) Charitable Association. http://delhispearman.org.uk/notice-of-regimental-amalgamation-5thjuly-2012/.
- ↑ "Regular Army Basing Matrix". Ministry of Defence. 21 September 2012. http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/cregulararmybasingannouncementgridunclas.pdf.
- ↑ "Scout SV Reconnaissance Specialist Vehicle, United Kingdom". Army-Technology.com. http://www.army-technology.com/projects/scout-specialist-vehicle/.
- ↑ http://rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/files/TransformingtheBritishArmyAnnexB.pdf
- ↑ "Transforming the British Army". Ministry of Defence. http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_brochure.pdf.
- ↑ "Regular Army Basing Plan". Ministry of Defence. 5 March 2013. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/136406/regular_army_basing_plan.pdf.
- ↑ "Army 2020 Announcement Confirms Army to be Reduced by 23 Units". Ministry of Defence. http://www.army.mod.uk/news/24264.aspx.
- ↑ http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report.pdf page 6
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