Medals of the Regiments:
The Queen's Royal Lancers

 
 
16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Badge
Gold and Silver anodised badge of the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
Kipling and King 1911
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  16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers 17th/21st Lancers
The Queen's Royal Lancers
 
 
 
Lineage
       
       
16th The Queen's Lancers
1715 - 1922
5th Royal Irish Lancers
1689 - 1922
17th Lancers
(Duke of Cambridge's Own)

1715 - 1922
21st Lancers
(Empress of India's)
1858 - 1922

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers*
1922 - 1993

17th/21st Lancers
1922 - 1993

                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Queen's Royal Lancers
1993- date

       
 
* "16th/5th Lancers" 1922-1954 then "16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers" from 1954  to amalgamation.
 
16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers*  1922 - 1993   
 

WW2 1939 - 1945 

 
Theatre: North Africa Italy
WW2 Stars:  Africa,  Italy
Clasp: ? -
 

(most also entitled to the 39-45 star  and 1939-45 War Medal)

 

Up to March 1940, 1st (Risalpur) Cavalry Brigade, Peshawar District NWF , left for the UK.

1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade 30/5/40 - 11/10/40 (UK)

26th Armoured Brigade 12/10/40 - 9/1/44 and 29/3/44 - 31/8/45;

Higher Formations served under; 12 Corps 12/10/40 - 8/11/40; 6 Armd Division 9/11/40 - 2/5/44; 4 Inf Division 3/5/44 - 12/5/44; 78 Inf Division 13/5/44 - 19/5/44; 6 Armd Division 20/5/44 - 15/10/44; 13 Corps 16/10/44 - 2/11/44; 6 Armd Division 3/11/44 - 30/11/44; 10 Corps 1/12/44 - 23/1/45; 6 Armd Division 24/1/45 - 31/8/45.

Theatres; United Kingdom 12/10/40 - 8/11/42; At Sea 9/11/42 - 22/11/42;  N Africa 22/11/42 - 12/3/44; At Sea 12/3/44 - 14/3/44;
Italy 14/3/44 - 15/5/45; Austria 15/5/45 - 31/8/45.

Battles; 1943: 18 January - 25 January Bou Arada; 14 February - 25 February Kasserine; 7 April - 11 April Foudouk; 22 April - 26 April El Kourzia; 5 May - 12 May Zunis; 1944: 11 May - 18 May Cassino II;18 May - 30 May Liri Valley; 4 July - 17 July Arezzo; 17 July - 10 August Advance to Florence; 25 August - 22 September Gothic Line; 1945: 13 April - 21 April Argenta Gap.

 

Battle Honours:  Fondouk; Bordj; Djebel Kournine; Tunis; North Africa 1942-3; Cassino II; Liri Valley; Advance to Florence; Argenta Gap; Italy 1944-5; Kasserine; Kairouan; Gromballa; Bou Ficha; Monte Piccolo; Capture of Perugia; Arezzo; Traghetto.

 
 
 

Canal Zone 1951 - 1954

General Service Medal 1918 -62

clasp:

Canal Zone

numbers: ?

 

 
 
 

Indonesian Confrontation, North Borneo  1962-1966   (19??)

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Borneo

numbers: 14
 

12 of which were serving with 3 Flight Army Air Corps, plus 1 Ops Room HQ Sgt*., and an ex 16th/5th SAS Trooper.

* this individual is known to have eventually received Borneo, Radfan, South Arabia  and Northern Ireland

 
 
 

 Radfan 1964 

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Radfan

number: ?
 
 
 
 

Aden 1964 - 1967

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

South Arabia

numbers: ? *
 

*Excluding 'A' Squadron who were in Hong Kong

 
 
 

Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-  (1977)

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Northern Ireland

numbers: ?
 

 

 
 
 

Lebanon 1983 - 1984 peace keeping

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

Lebanon

numbers: 63
 
 
 
 

Gulf War to liberate Kuwait  1990-1991

Gulf Medal 1990-91

clasp: ...none...

16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991

numbers: 4 380
 

Battle Honours: Wadi al Batin, Gulf 1991

 
 
 

17th/21st Lancers 1922 - 1993   

 

WW2 1939 - 1945   - almost identical service to 16th/5th lancers above.

 
Theatre: North Africa Italy
WW2 Stars:  Africa,  Italy
Clasp: ? -
 

(most also entitled to the 39-45 star  and 1939-45 War Medal)

 

 

1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade 30/5/40 - 11/10/40 (UK)

26th Armoured Brigade 12/10/40  - 31/8/45;

 

Battle Honours: Tebourba Gap; Kasserine; Fondouk; El Kourzia; Tunis; North Africa; Cassino II; Capture of Perugia; Argenta Gap; Italy 1944-5; Bou Arada; Thala; Hammam Lif; Monte Piccolo; Advance to Florence; Argenta Gap; Fossa Cembalina.

 
 

Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1945 - 48

General Service Medal 1918 -62

clasp:

Palestine 1945-48

numbers: ?
 
 
 
 

Gulf War to liberate Kuwait  1990-1991 (part of 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats)

Gulf Medal 1990-91

clasp: ...none...

16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991

numbers: 69 91
 

 

 
 
The Queen's Royal Lancers  1993- date    
 

Iraq War, or Second Gulf War 2003 & aftermath  (19 Light Brigade, Operation Telic 9 2007)

Iraq Medal 2003-

clasp: ....none....
numbers: ?
 
 
 
 

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