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