The new unit served in Aden in 1962-63 in an armoured car role, and at Osnabruck in Germany from 1963 with the British Army of the Rhine. It returned home in 1969 to become the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Training Regiment.
In 1971, it returned to Germany, but now as a fully armoured regiment equipped with tanks. Then, in 1972-73, a squadron of the regiment undertook the first of several tours of Northern Ireland.
In 1977, a squadron of the regiment was permanently attached to the British Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus. Other squadrons went on to serve with the United Nations on the island in the 1980s.
It was converted into an armoured reconnaissance unit in 1979. Over the following years, it regularly returned to Germany.
The regiment returned home in 1994 to serve as the RAC Centre Regiment. From December 1998, it spent six months in Bosnia, before returning to Germany.
In 2003-04, 2005-06 and 2008 squadrons from the 9th/12th fought in Iraq (2003-14), equipped with Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) vehicles. Several squadrons also served in Afghanistan (2001-14) in 2011.
The National Army Museum works with a network of Regimental and Corps Museums across the UK to help preserve and share the history and traditions of the Army and its soldiers.
Discover more about the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) by visiting the Royal Lancers Museum, based at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.