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Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars
(Yeomanry)
Picture of the the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars cap badge.

The Regiment was originally formed to make up the North West Regiment of Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavelry in 1798 and 1818.

They adopted the badge in 1835 as a result of a visit in 1835 by Queen Adelaide, the wife of William the 4th who visit Oxford earlier in the year.

The Regiment carried duties such as the Guard of Honour to her, and as a thank you she granted them the title "Queen's Own Royal Oxford Yeomanry Cavalry" . The title however change again in later years as the 'Royal' title was dropped to "Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussar's" in 1881.

The 'Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussar's were the first Yeamanry Regiment to enter conflict in the First World War.

They were converted in 1922 into the the Field Artillary role, and again to the Anti tank in 1938 they are currently known as 387th Field Regiment, RA (Oxfordshire Yeomanry) TA.

In 1972 the Regiment became  5 (QOOH) Signal Squadron 39 (Skinners) Signals they are based in Banbury and are now a Royal Corps of Signals (TA) unit.

An Officer of the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 1914.

39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) was formed on 1st April 1995 on the disbandment of 39th (City of London) Signal Regiment (Special Communications) (Volunteers). 

On 3rd February 1971 5 (Banbury) Squadron, 39th (City of London) Signal Regiment (Special Communications) (Volunteers)   was raised in the Drill Hall at Banbury.  In 1975 the title "Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars" was adopted, and in April 1982 the title 5 (Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Squadron, 39th (City of London) Signal Regiment (Special Communications) (Volunteers)  was officially designated. With the disbandment of the Special Communications Regiment  on 31st March 1995 the Squadron became part of the new 39th (Skinners) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) formed the following day when the title became 5 (Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Signal Squadron (Volunteers).

 

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