QEII Army Long Service Medal Pair. Fowle. East Sussex. Queens Own Hussars.



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LSGC correctly named 22782242Sgt GWM Fowle QOH

UN Cyprus Medal unnamed as issued

George William Macdonald Fowle was born on the 25th of November 1935. He served with the Queens Own Hussars from 1953 until 1975.

The Queens own Hussars, an armoured unit, was formed in 1958 by amalgamating the 3rd Hussars and the 7th Hussars, both of which had existed since the 1680s. It was the senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army.

The regiment was formed at Tidworth in November 1958 by amalgamating the 3rd The King’s Own Hussars and the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars, which had both existed as independent units since the 1680s.

It inherited several honours from these two regiments. The Hanoverian white horse on its cap badge came from the 3rd Hussars. The right to wear the Warsaw city crest on its sleeve was given to the 7th Hussars after fighting alongside Polish troops in Italy from 1944 to 1945.

The new regiment remained in England for its first two years before deploying to Germany from 1960 to 1965. It then returned to Britain, leaving one squadron in West Berlin.

In 1967, it converted into an armoured reconnaissance regiment, relinquishing its Mark XIII Centurion tanks and re-training on Saladin armoured cars and Ferret scout cars. It then began a split posting, with part of the regiment going to Crater in Aden and part to Singapore and Cyprus.

It reunited in Germany in 1973 and remained there with the British Army of the Rhine for the rest of its existence, interrupted only by three four-month tours to Northern Ireland in 1973, 1977 and 1979, and two years in England from 1983.

It became the last armoured regiment in the British Army to convert to using Challenger tanks in 1989. Four years later, it merged with The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars to form The Queen’s Royal Hussars (Queen’s Own and Royal Irish).

George died in Hastings in 1995.

Also included in the lot is a certificate presented to him in recognition of his service within the regiment and his regimental association card.


QEII Army Long Service Medal Pair. Fowle. East Sussex. Queens Own Hussars.

Availability: 1 in stock

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