The merger followed defence cuts reducing the number of British Army infantry regiments. The new unit immediately became part of the recently established Home Counties Brigade.
After a spell of home service, the regiment garrisoned Aden during 1961, before moving to Hong Kong the following year. In 1964, it deployed to West Germany with the British Army of the Rhine.
The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy.
Explore the history and collections of The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment by visiting the regimental museum at Surrey History Centre in Woking.Find out more