It was formed on 11 September 1960 in the garrison church at Tidworth from the amalgamation of the
The regiment has a long and illustrious list of battle honours including World War I and World War II. In more recent times, B Squadron were the first armoured reconnaissance squadron to deploy to Bosnia when the hostilities began. It seems only fitting then, that they were also the last armoured reconnaissance squadron to leave Bosnia in October of 2003.
The regiment uses the CVR(T) family of vehicles in its role, with each of its three fighting squadrons holding a number of each variant.