The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own)

The Royal Lancers are an armoured cavalry regiment in 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade. Its famous skull and crossbones Motto (cap badge) is one of the most recognisable in the British Army and represents its motto: ‘Death or Glory’.

As a reconnaissance regiment, The Royal Lancers are the eyes and ears of the Army. Its role is to provide a continuous stream of timely, accurate information to commanders so they can make important tactical decisions.
As well as reconnaissance, soldiers in The Royal Lancers are trained to fight enemy combatants using a wide range of equipment, from Sharpshooter rifles and machine guns to mortars and anti-tank missiles.
They get around the battlefield using the CVR(T) Scimitar, an armoured reconnaissance vehicle, and the Panther protected patrol vehicle. CVR(T) Scimitar and is soon to be replaced by Ajax

Royal Lancers | The 5th Lancers | RLNY Museum

5th Lancers

Sister Museum | The 9th Lancers | RLNY Museum

9th Lancers

Sister Museum | The 12th Lancers | RLNY Museum

12th Lancers

Royal Lancers | The 16th Lancers | RLNY Museum

16th Lancers

Royal Lancers | The 17th Lancers | RLNY Museum

17th Lancers

Royal Lancers | The 21st Lancers | RLNY Museum

21st Lancers

Royal Lancers | The 16th/5th Lancers | RLNY Museum

16th/5th Lancers

Royal Lancers | The 17th/21st Lancers | RLNY Museum

17th/21st Lancers

Sister Museum | The 9th/12th Lancers | RLNY Museum

9th/12th Lancers

The Queen’s Royal Lancers

Queen's Royal Lancers | RLNY Museum

Royal Lancers Today

  • Death or Glory

    The cap badge is known as ‘the motto’ because of the skull and crossed bones above ‘OR GLORY’

  • The QRL

    In recent years The Queen’s Royal Lancers has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Regimental Association

    For all who have served in The 16th/5th Lancers, The 17th/21st Lancers, The Queen’s Royal Lancers and The Royal Lancers.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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The Battle of Fondouk

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QRL in Iraq

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9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum

In May 2015 the Queen’s Royal Lancers amalgamated with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers to form the Royal Lancers.

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