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The Western front saw the unit suffer casualties like many others, although happily not as devastating as some, including the Adjt Guy Bonham-Carter, ancestor of the multi-talented and undoubtedly grubby-grubby posh bird actress Helena Bonham-Carter, whilst their title QOOH earned them the nickname 'Queer Objects On Horseback'.
 
The Western front saw the unit suffer casualties like many others, although happily not as devastating as some, including the Adjt Guy Bonham-Carter, ancestor of the multi-talented and undoubtedly grubby-grubby posh bird actress Helena Bonham-Carter, whilst their title QOOH earned them the nickname 'Queer Objects On Horseback'.
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After the end of the war to end all wars they lost the horses and got armoured cars, before becoming Gunners and as a result of the defence cutbacks that typified the 1930's found themselves lumped in with some other Yeomanry units. The outbreak of the Second World war saw a belated realisation that there was some value in the Territorials, funny how that keeps happening. Various notables joined the QOOH before going on to other things, Half the Regiment found themselves posted to Singapore, just in time for it's surrender to the Japanese and subsequent long years of incarceration.
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After the end of the war to end all wars they lost the horses and got armoured cars, before becoming Gunners and as a result of the defence cutbacks that typified the 1930's found themselves lumped in with some other Yeomanry units. The outbreak of the Second World war saw a belated realisation that there was some value in the Territorials, funny how that keeps happening. Various notables joined the QOOH before going on to other things including Ian Fleming and other SOE types (readers of the Telegraph obits will know this). Meanwhile, half the Regiment found themselves posted to Singapore, just in time for it's surrender to the Japanese and subsequent long years of incarceration.
    
The remaineder were posted to NI as garrison troops until the invasion of D-Day, when they were able to ply their trade as Anti-tank Gunners once again, elements of the regiment were amongst those who liberated the Belsen concentration camp.
 
The remaineder were posted to NI as garrison troops until the invasion of D-Day, when they were able to ply their trade as Anti-tank Gunners once again, elements of the regiment were amongst those who liberated the Belsen concentration camp.
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