We are ex-servicemen of the County Regiment from all Battalions of The Queen’s Regiment, which for many years had it’s Regimental Head Quarters based at Howe Barracks in Canterbury.
Our members have seen active service in many conflicts, and now, since the formation of The QRRA under The Queen’s Regimental Association, our aim is to raise funds for the benevolence of veterans of our former Regiment.
* (In 1992, the Queen's Regiment was amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment, to form THE PRINCESS OF WALES'S ROYAL REGIMENT.)
The Queen's Regiment traces its history back to 1661 - a direct descendant of the 2nd Regiment of foot, England’s Senior Regiment of the line.
The Regiment was "The Infantry Regiment" of South East England, including most of London.
It stemmed directly from the following county Regiments of Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Middlesex.
1st Bn - The Queen’s Surreys, formerly The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment, 2nd, 31st & 70th of Foot.
2nd Bn - The Queen’s Own Buffs, formerly The Queen’s Own Royal Kent Regiment, 3rd, 50th & 97th of Foot.
3rd Bn - The Royal Sussex, formerly the Royal Sussex Regiment, 35th & 107th of Foot.
4th Bn - The Middlesex, formerly The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge’s Own), 57th & 77th of Foot.
The Queen's Regiment took its title on 31st December 1966, following a Defence Review in 1957.
The period of the Queen’s Regiment’s life was one of the most momentous in our country’s history; indeed,in the history of the world. It saw revolutions in technology, wars, unprecedented disasters and starvation.
Following the Governments “Options for change” in July 1991, the Regiment was amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment, to form the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.