Queen's Royal Lancers is a serving armoured regiment based
in Catterick, with Her Majesty the Queen as its Colonel-in-Chief.
cap badge is known as 'the motto' - death or glory
- because of the skull and crossed bones above 'or glory'.
The six cavalry regiments amalgamated to form The Queen's
Royal Lancers are: the 5th, 16th, 17th and 21st Lancers, the
16th/5th Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers.
video introduction by the curator, Captain Mick Holtby.
current online video documentaries include the
Charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Fondouk. We
are also producing a series on our most significant museum
artefacts. Click to see our videos.
collection of arms, uniforms, medals, silver and paintings
illustrate the regiments' part in the great battles of the
last three centuries. It includes artefacts from the American
War of Independence, the Battle of Waterloo, the Charge at
Aliwal,the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Zulu War, the
Indian Mutiny, the Charge at Omdurman, the Boer War, the Great
War, the Second World War and the Gulf War.
We invite you into our treasury of
artefacts that bring history to life, to discover the
intriguing history of our regiments and examine our most fascinating
through a series of 'rooms' and see
an original 'red-coat' as worn during the American War of
Independence, a tin of chocolate from the Boer War, and the
bugle blown to sound the Charge of the Light Brigade. Click
to start your virtual
Our Full Histories
cover all of our antecedent regiments - the
5th, 16th, 17th and 21st Lancers, the 16th/5th Lancers, the
17th/21st Lancers - and includes a history-so-far of The Queen's
Click to go straight to the history
your ancestor a Lancer? Our
archives might hold information on your ancestor, and perhaps
a photograph. For details of how to research a soldier's Army
service, and how to access our archives, visit the research
page. There is also information on our
educational program and our learning packs available for loan
all serving and
the QRL page
on the MOD website
Fifteen tours led by expert guides and historians
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