A great deal of strong feelings are evident in this thread and feel I would like to make a personal point.
Personally I have not the slightest feelings of affiliation to the successor to our beloved 14/20 kings Hussars that I joined in Manchester back in December 1960. Having said that, the KRH are a (new) and honourable Regiment in the British Army in which we all once served or are still serving.
For hundreds of years the british army has consisted of regiments that have been raised, decimated, amalgamated and disbanded. The list of lost names is depressing. Just go into a store selling cap badges and wonder at regimental names (and mottos) we have never heard of. I had a friend who once served in The Staffordshire Yeomanry 1794-2006 when they were mounted cavalry the converted to Valentine tanks in WW2. Another proud regiment gone. I wonder how all those members of all the previous units over all those years feel about their own fortunes. Even the 14/20 KH was made up of many parts handed down to us in years gone by and yet we were proud to take credit for their varied honourable past evidenced by the guidon we marched behind.
For a relative short time of history each of us held allegiance to a regimental name that perhaps existed only while we served and that is as it should be.
Let us just be british soldiers, ex-british soldiers and proud to be part of that family.
Note: see Staffordshire Yeomanryhttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_Yeomanry