Amphibious DD Tanks of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars on D-Day
; (note the folded flotation 'skirts' and twin propellers)
Operation Overlord (the Normandy Landings)- D-day 6 June 1944. Reverend Victor Leach, Padre of 13/18 Hussars, reading the burial service for a fallen tankman who was killed in action with the German 21st Panzer Division
in the Hermanville-sur-Mer
sector of Normandy, France. The dead man's comrades stand in silent tribute at the graveside.
The regiment was posted to Northampton Barracks in Wolfenbüttel
in March 1946 and returned to the United Kingdom to its new base at Willems Barracks in Aldershot Garrison
in October 1947.
It was deployed to Libya
in February 1948, to Egypt
in April 1950 and to Malaya
, for service as an armoured car regiment
during the Malayan Emergency
, in June 1950.
It returned to Wolfenbüttel in November 1953 and then moved to McLeod Barracks at Neumünster
in April 1956 from where it deployed a squadron to Aden
It returned to Malaya and was posted to Ramillies Camp at Ipoh
in July 1958.
After this tour, the regiment moved to Bovington Camp
as RAC Centre Regiment in August 1972 and then returned to West Germany where it rejoined 7th Armoured Brigade with its base at Caen Barracks in Hohne
in August 1974.
It was deployed to Lisanelly Camp
in November 1977 and then moved to Carver Barracks
in May 1979; from there it deployed units to Cyprus
on peace keeping duties.
Combined battle honours of the 13th and 18th Hussars plus:
The Second World War: Dyle, Withdrawal to Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Normandy Landing, Bréville, Caen, Bourguébus Ridge, Mont Pinçon, St. Pierre La Vielle, Geilenkirchen, Roer, Rhineland, Waal Flats, Goch, Rhine, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44–45.
The Commanding Officers have been:
- 1959–1962: Lt.-Col. Douglas H.E. Coker
- 1962–1964: Lt.-Col. H. Stuart R. Watson
- 1964–1966: Lt.-Col. Philip B. Tillard
- 1966–1968: Lt.-Col. Roger S. Beresford
- 1968–1970: Lt.-Col. John R.L. Howard
- 1970–1973: Lt.-Col. John C.M. Ansell
- 1973–1976: Lt.-Col. David A.G. Edelsten
- 1976–1978: Lt.-Col. David J. St.J. Loftus
- 1978–1981: Lt.-Col. George McL. Stephen
- 1981–1983: Lt.-Col. Robert J.W. Ffrench-Blake
- 1983–1986: Lt.-Col. Roderick A. Cordy-Simpson
- 1986–1988: Lt.-Col. Edward L. Yorke
- 1988–1991: Lt.-Col. Allan L. Mallinson
- 1991–1992: Lt.-Col. Andrew R.E. de C. Stewart
Colonels of the Regiment were: 
- 1922–1938: Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (ex 13th Hussars)
- 1938–1942: Col. James Jardine Richardson, DSO
- 1942–1952: Brig. John Noel Lumley, CBE, MC
- 1952–1959: Maj-Gen. Charles Harvey Miller, CB, CBE, DSO
- 1959–1968: Col. Vincent Ashforth Blundell Dunkerly, DSO, JP
- 1968–1974: Col. John Roger Cordy-Simpson, CBE, MC
- 1974–1979: Maj-Gen. Derrick Bruce Wormald, DSO, MC
- 1979–1990: Maj-Gen. Henry Stuart Ramsay Watson, CBE
- 1990–1992: Col. Robert John William ffrench Blake (to Light Dragoons)
- 1992 Regiment amalgamated with 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars to form The Light Dragoons
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