ONCE A LANCER,
ALWAYS A LANCER

ONCE A LANCER,
ALWAYS A LANCER

ONCE A LANCER,
ALWAYS A LANCER

ONCE A LANCER,
ALWAYS A LANCER

WE ARE ALL PART OF ONE EXTENDED FAMILY – WE REPRESENT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LANCER AND, ABOVE ALL, WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. WE HAVE VARIED, RICH AND DISTINGUISHED HISTORIES THAT WE’RE PROUD OF, BUT UNIQUELY, WE ARE ALL LANCERS AND THE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION IS HERE TO HELP YOU.

THE SERVING REGIMENT

As a reconnaissance regiment, we are the eyes and ears of the Army. Our role is to provide a continuous stream of timely, accurate information to commanders via mounted and dismounted reconnaissance so they can make important tactical decisions. Our famous skull and crossbones ‘Or Glory’ motto is one of the most recognisable cap badges in the British Army.

Find out what we’ve been up to by reading the latest Commanding Officer’s newsletter:

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vLANCER – KEEPING YOU CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER

vLancer is our hub to stay connected to, and reconnect with, Regimental friends, figure out what is next in our careers, deal with the everyday challenges of life, organise and attend events, and support each other whenever needed.

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ONCE A LANCER, ALWAYS A LANCER

Whether you have served for thirty years or one day, you committed to serve your country, spending time away from your family or moving your family around the world – and being prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. So, as a Lancer you will always be a welcome member of the Regimental Association – and this membership is automatic, there is nothing to join and nothing to pay.

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NEED SUPPORT?

Life on Civvy Street is not always easy. From a checklist to help Lancers who are just leaving, to a career network and a buddying programme, The Regimental Association is here to help. We are also here for benevolence and can help arrange coffin drapes and poppy wreathes for funerals and communicating deaths to other members. If you need immediate mental health support, there is a list of organisations that can help.

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BUDDY PROGRAMME

To help you land on your feet in Civvy Street, let us connect you with a buddy – an old comrade living locally you can chat with and who can answer questions about life beyond the Lancers.

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“THERE ARE AROUND 8,000 OF US OUT ON CIVVY STREET AND WE’RE ALL HERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE – WHETHER THAT’S TO SHARE A DRINK AND A CHAT, HELP GETTING A JOB, OR FOR SUPPORT WHEN LIFE STARTS TO FEEL LIKE A BATTLE.”

Tim Constantino
Chair of the OCA Stoke & Staffordshire branch

CAREERS SUPPORT

Transitioning from the Regiment into civilian life can be daunting, but as Lancers you have a wealth of transferable skills and abilities that are highly valuable to potential employers. You are following a well-trodden track and there are many out there to guide and explain the various roles and how best to present and package what you have to appeal to your chosen area of interest.

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KEEP IN TOUCH

We all have our own reasons for keeping in touch: for some of us it could be to find out what happened to people we knew, to keep in touch with people we served with, while for others it’s because our time in the Army was an important part of our lives that we want to hold onto, so it’s good to have the Lancers as an anchor to our past.

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LANCER HISTORY

We are proud to celebrate our rich and varied history. Here you can find out more about the antecedent Lancer Regiments and explore more about key moments in time and battles.

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VISIT OUR MUSEUMS

The Regimental Association works with the regimental museums teams to maintain and protect the histories and traditions of all Lancer Regiments. Both museums capture historical events and personal experiences of the soldiers whose courage and selfless commitment have shaped who the Lancers are today. We welcome all visitors and historical enquiries to our two museums:

THE ROYAL LANCERS & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE YEOMANRY MUSEUM AT THORESBY THE 9TH/12TH ROYAL LANCERS MUSEUM AT DERBY