Our objective is to promote the activities and knowledge of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust (OYT) and the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars Association (QOOHA).
In addition, the website contains highlights from the history of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry (also known as the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars) and details of its current descendant unit,142 (QOOH) Vehicle Squadron RLC (part of 165 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC) based at Banbury Army Reserve Centre – the modern-day spiritual home of the QOOH.
Below are the cap badges worn by the various units of the QOOH and OY in the Reserve Forces of the British Army
Since its formation in 1798 the unit has undergone many changes from its original function of Cavalry, through the Royal Artillery, an infantry cadre, 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, either as a combatant or supporting role unit.
You are now invited to wander through the many pages of this website which include :-
- About Us – information about the management team who look after and run both of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust and the QOOH Association. More information about these two organisations can be found in their respective pages.
- QOOH/OY Roll of Honour – on this page we list the Officers and Soldiers who gave their lives for their country. These are published on a rolling monthly basis.
- Unit History – This made up of 6 pages giving a Brief History of the Regiment, the Regimental Lineage, our Battle Honours, Operation & Honours, 2nd Anglo-Boer War, and the First World War.
- Regimental Records – this is list of records held by the OY Trust at the SOFO Museum & Research Centre.
- Page Turning Ceremony – on this page we inform readers about this bi-monthly event held at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
- Soldiers of Oxfordshire – also known as SOFO, this page informs readers about the activities of the county’s military museum and research centre.
- 142 (QOOH) Vehicle Squadron RLC – this is the current descendant unit bearing honorific of the QOOH and has information about what their role is and where they are based.
- Winston Churchill’s Funeral – Winston Churchill was a serving member and Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. Following his death on the 24th January 1965, and by decree of Queen Elizabeth II his body was to lie-in-state in Westminster Hall for 3 days, followed by the largest State Funeral in world history. Q (QOOH) Bty, 299 Fd Regt RA TA was honoured to be selected to be part of his funeral procession through the streets of London. This event is made up of 5 pages providing information of As It Happened (a blow by blow of events of the day), Personal Memories of people of the day, MV Havengore ( the vessel which bore his coffin up the river Thames), Funeral Train (about the train which carried his coffin from London to Handborough in Oxfordshire), and St Martin’s Church, Bladon (his final resting place).
- Oxfordshire Blue Plaque – an historical marker which marks the beginnings of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry in 1794.
- Clippings – random items and stories about things QOOH and OY which do not readily fall into the other pages on this website.
- Useful Links
We hope you enjoy and return to read more about the “Queer Objects On Horseback”, an acronym given to the Regiment in its early days !
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