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The Queen's Royal Regiment
Living History Group


Welcome to the website of 'The Queen's Royal Regiment Living History Group'. We are a small but enthusiastic group recreating this famous regiment to give a small insight into its wartime role, through displays of uniforms and equipment.
The Queen's Royal Regiment fought on every front (Except Norway) during World War Two, but we at present display equipment used during the Normandy campaign and are badged as 1/5th Battalion Queens, part of 131st (Queen's) lorried infantry brigade, attached to 7th armoured division, 'The Desert Rats'.

The history of The Queen's Royal Regiment dates back to 14th October1661 when the Tangier Regiment of foot was recruited and first mustered on Putney Heath.
From that date until the amalgamation of the Queen's Royal Regiment and The East Surrey Regiment in 1959, the forebear regiments have been involved with many conflicts and received many battle honours.
The Regimental Motto 'Pristinea Virtutis Memor' seems appropriate for the members of our group, as it may be translated as 'Mindful of the Gallant Actions of the Past'. As a living history group we try to portray the British Tommy of The Queen's during World War 2 as accurately as possible, and on many occasions the information we have obtained has been straight from veterans, this is invaluable.

If any veterans have stories or information, please give us a call, e-mail, drop us a line or even come along to one of the many events we attend, a list of these can be found by clicking on our 'EVENTS' tab on the left hand side of this page, here you will also find the shortcut to our 'CONTACT US' details........without your valuable information we cannot improve our displays and further educate the public on this historic unit during world war 2.

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