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Regimental Lineage

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.

Regimental Lineage

Occurrence DateUnit Title ChangesComments
 1798 - MayWatlington Troop  raised
 1798Three more troops raised
1.  Bullingdon, Dorchester and Thame Troop
2.  Wooton Troop
3.  Bloxham and Banbury Troop
These units did not form a county regiment, being entirely independent of each other with an establishment of 50 men.
1802Three more troops were raised
1.  Oxford Troop
2.  Ploughly and Bicester Troop
3.  Woodstock Troop
Troop establishment raised to 80 men.
 1803Bloxham and Banbury Troop  expanded to squadron strength
 1818North-Western Oxfordshire Regiment of Yeomanry CavalryThis was formed by the Woodstock Squadron (now increased to 3 Troops) and the amalgamation of the Wooton Troop.
 18231st Oxfordshire Regiment
 1828
1st April
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
December
1st Oxfordshire RegimentRestored to the official list in the role of yeomanry.
 1835
7th December
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).
 1881Queen's Own Oxfordshire HussarsThe title of Queen's Own Regiment of Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry was changed and the title of Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars officially adopted.
 1900Oxfordshire Imperial Yeomanry (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars)Sponsored  40th Coy, 10th Bn  and  59th Coy, 15th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry.
 1908
1st April
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
7th February
The Territorial Force was reconstituted to Territorial Army.
 1922
18th April
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  100 (Worcestershire & Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (TA) .
 1938
28th November
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.
 193963rd (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
27th September
251 Battery (Oxfordshire Yeomanry), 85th Anti-Tank Regiment RATransferred 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
1st January
387 (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
15th September
Q Battery, 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)Regiment amalgamated with 299 (Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regt RA.
The battery had 2 Troops – one at Oxford and one at Banbury.
 1951
1st July
Q Battery, 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)
 1956
31st October
Q (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Battery, 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Berkshire Yeomanry, and Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, RA (TA)Regiment absorbed 345 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment.
 1961
1st May
Q (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Battery, 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, and Berkshire) Field Regiment, RA (TA)Regiment absorbed 431 LAA Regiment RA, and 143 Control and Reporting Section RA.

Berkshire Yeomanry separated and amalgamated with Westminster Dragoons.
 1967
1st April
A (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Company, The Oxfordshire TerritorialsFormed in TAVR III at Oxford upon disbandment of 299 Field Regt RA.
Change of role to infantry, aiding the civilian powers.
 1969
1st January
Battalion reduced to cadre (some personnel to 39 Signal Regiment), and QOOH lineage discontinued.
 1971
3rd February
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
1st April
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
1st April
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
1st April
 5 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Sqn, 31st (City of London) Signal Regiment (V)RHQ relocates back to London.
 2010
1st April
 805 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Signal Troop, 1 Sig Sqn, 38th (City of Sheffield) Signal RegimentRHQ relocated to Sheffield.

Squadron reduced to a Troop, subordinating to 1 Squadron at Bletchley.
 2014
31st July
  142 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Vehicle Squadron, 165 Port & Maritime Regiment RLCRHQ relocated to Plymouth.

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

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