Regimental  Lineage

 

Since its formation in 1798 the unit has undergone many changes from its original function of Cavalry, through the Royal Artillery, infantry, the Royal Signals and finally to the Royal Logistic Corps.  With some changes, this has also required a change of cap-badge to coincide with their changes of role.

 

  

 

 1798.05

Watlington Troop raised

 

These units did not form a county regiment, being entirely independent of each other with an establishment of 50 men.

 1798

Three more troops raised
1. Bullingdon, Dorchester and Thame Troop
2. Wooton Troop
3. Bloxham and Banbury Troop

1802

Three more troops were raised

1. Oxford Troop

2. Ploughly and Bicester Troop

3. Woodstock Troop

Troop establishment raised to 80 men.

 1803

Bloxham and Banbury Troop expanded to squadron strength

 

 1818

North-Western Oxfordshire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry

This was formed by the  Woodstock Squadron (now increased to 3 Troops) and the amalgamation of the Wooton Troop.

 1823

1st Oxfordshire Regiment

 

 1828.04.01

All units disbanded, but several squadrons and troops retained with Royal approval, but without pay and allowances and at no cost to the government.

 1830.12

1st Oxfordshire Regiment restored to the official list in the role of yeomanry.

 1835.12.07

1st or Queen's Own Regiment of Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry


Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry (Queen's Own, Oxford)

The honorific of 'The Queen's Own' title granted by Queen Adelaide (wife of William IV).

 1888

Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars

 

 1900

 

Sponsored 40th Coy, 10th Bn and 59th Coy, 15th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry.

 1901

Oxfordshire Imperial Yeomanry (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars)

 

 1908.04.01

Oxfordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars)

  - A Sqn at Oxford

  - B Sqn at Woodstock

  - C Sqn at Henley-on-Thames

  - D Sqn at Banbury

Transferred to Territorial Force with HQ at Oxford.

 1920.02.07

 

Reconstituted in Territorial Army.

 1922.04.18

399 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Yeomanry) Battery at Oxford
400 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Yeomanry) Battery (Howitzer) at Oxford (later moved to Banbury – 1924 ?)

Amalgamated with Worcestershire Yeomanry and converted to medium field artillery as part of 100th (Worcestershire & Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (TA).

 1938.11.28

211 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Yeomanry) Battery at Oxford
212 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Yeomanry) Battery at Banbury

53rd (Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA (TA).
HQ at Kidderminster.

Change of role to anti-tank regiment from medium field artillery.

 1939

63rd (Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)
  - 249 Battery at Oxford
  - 250 Battery at Oxford
  - 251 Battery at Banbury
  - 252 Battery at Banbury

Formed with HQ at Oxford as duplicate of 53rd Anti-Tank Regt, leaving Worcestershire Yeomanry in the latter.

Became a 2nd line unit and part of 61st Inf Division.

1941.09.27

251 Battery (Oxfordshire Yeomanry), 85th Anti-Tank Regiment RA

Transferred out of 63rd (Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt RA into 85th Anti-Tank Regt RA, of the 11th Indian Div.

Posted to Malaya to repel the Japanese forces in Singapore.

 1947.01.01

387th (Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA)

  - P Battery at Oxford

  - Q Battery at Oxford

  - R Battery at Banbury

Reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Oxford.

Change of role to medium field artillery from anti-tank.

 1950.09.15

Q Battery, 387th/299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)

Regiment amalgamated with 299th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regt RA.

The battery had 2 Troops – one at Oxford and one at Banbury.

 1951.07.01

Q Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)

 

 1956.10.31

Q (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Berkshire Yeomanry, and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)

Regiment absorbed 345th (Berkshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment.

 1961.05.01

Q (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, and Berkshire) Field Regiment, RA (TA)

Regiment absorbed 431st LAA Regiment RA, and 143 Control and Reporting Section RA.

Berkshire Yeomanry separated and amalgamated with Westminster Dragoons.

 1967.04.01

A (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Company, The Oxfordshire Territorials

Formed in TAVR III at Oxford upon disbandment of 299 Field Regt RA.

Change of role to infantry, aiding the civilian powers.

 1969.01.01

 

Battalion reduced to cadre (some personnel to 39 Signal Regiment), and QOOH lineage discontinued.

 

 

 

 1971.02.03

5 (Banbury) Squadron, 39th (City of London) Signal Regiment (SC)(V)

Formed at Banbury, without QOOH affiliation.

Change of role to Royal Signals (special comms).

 1975.04.01

5 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Sqn, 39th (City of London) Signal Regiment (SC)(V)

QOOH affiliation revived in Banbury squadron upon disbandment of The Oxfordshire Territorials cadre.

 1995.04.01

5 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Sqn, 39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment (V)

RHQ relocates from London to Bristol.

Change of role to National Comms.

 2006.04.01

 5 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Sqn, 31st (City of London) Signal Regiment (V)

RHQ relocates back to London.

 2010.04.01

 805 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Signal Troop, 1 Sig Sqn, 38th (City of Sheffield) Signal Regiment

RHQ relocated to Sheffield.

Squadron reduced to a Troop, subordinating to 1Squadron at Bletchley.

 2014.07.31

 142 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Vehicle Squadron, 165 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC

RHQ relocated to Plymouth.

Change of role to vehicle specialists within the Royal Logistic Corps.