This regiment was formed as The Royal Lancers in 2015 by amalgamating the 9th/12th Royal Lancers and The Queen’s Royal Lancers. It serves in an armoured cavalry role, specialising in reconnaissance and using Scimitar and Panther vehicles to manoeuvre across the battlefield.
Both Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother had longstanding associations with the regiment's antecedent units. To recognise this, it was renamed The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own) in 2017.
Today, the regiment is part of 1st Deep Reconnaissance Strike Brigade Combat Team, a deep fighting formation created in July 2022 by merging the 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade and the 1st Artillery Brigade. It is also part of the Royal Armoured Corps.
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 Royal Lancers by visiting The Royal Lancers Museum in Derby.