The Regiment was originally formed as the Northumberland and Newcastle Volunteer Cavalry in 1819, by Charles Brandling, to help the Civil Powers deal with the increasingly rebellious miners, dockers and keelmen of Northumberland and Durham and it soon earned its nickname - the Noodles. In 1822 the NNVC remained on duty for 3 weeks following their annual 8 days' training to quell riots among the keelmen and in 1831 it was mobilised for 31 days during a miners' strike.
Our history spans four main timeframes. Using the links below, you can read more on the Northumberland Hussars history.
- 1819 to 1900 - The Regiment Formed
- 1900 to 1938 - The Regiment into the TA
- 1939 to 1946 - The Second World War
- 1947 - The present day