CURRENT REGIMENT STRUCTURE
The Regiment is broken down into five squadrons and a number of other departments, which enable all activity both in camp and abroad on exercise or on operations. The primary role of The King’s Royal Hussars is to seek out and destroy the enemy through shock action: the sudden and overwhelming application of violence. The presence of its soldiers in their intimidating Challenger 2 tanks also provides a psychological and physical edge to fellow British Army troops in close combat operations. However, the KRH is made up of a variety of departments and roles, each critical to the functionality of the Regiment. Soldiers who join the KRH will find that throughout their career they will move between Squadrons and departments as they acquire new skills or choose certain career paths. Each of the five Squadrons has a historical link to one of the KRH’s antecedent regiments. These Squadron identities are exceptionally profound and important to both soldiers and officers alike.
HQ Squadron – Provides the command-and-control element for the whole Regiment.
Command Troop – Mounted on a variety of vehicles, ranging from the Commanding Officer’s own Challenger 2 to the myriad of Bulldogs and Panthers that keep Battlegroup Head Quarters mobile. This is staffed by a range of officers and soldiers from across the Regiment.
Reconnaissance Troop – Mounted on a range of vehicles from Warrior to quadbike, these individuals specialise in both mounted and dismounted reconnaissance. They have the opportunity to obtain specialist qualifications such as becoming drone and chainsaw operators and snipers.
Sabre Squadrons: The main fighting elements of the Regiment. Contain Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks, along with armoured ambulances, logistics vehicles and R.E.M.E assets.
C Squadron (11th Hussars) – Sabre Squadron containing 14 x Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks.
A Squadron (20th Hussars) – Sabre Squadron containing 14 x Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks.
B Squadron (14th Hussars) – Sabre Squadron containing 14 x Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks.
D Squadron (10th Hussars) – Sabre Squadron containing 14 x Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks.
MT – Mechanical Transport, provides the logistical capability needed to transport and maintain KRH soldiers and their equipment wherever in the world they are required to operate.
LAD – Light Aid Detachment, provides the vital R.E.M.E support that keeps all of the Regiment’s tanks and other vehicles in the fight.
QM’s Department – Home of the Quartermaster and team. The QM is responsible for administering the infrastructure (barracks), provisions (rations), clothing, and other general supplies.
QM(T)’s Department – Home of the Quartermaster (Technical) and team. The QM(T) is responsible for administering the technical equipment (including vehicles and weapons), and provision of the spares and supplies to keep the equipment serviceable.