Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust

Constitution & Purposes

The Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust is a registered charity, number 1068207, with three purposes.


·         To generate and foster public interest in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars by assembling, preserving and making available for public display, the Trust's Regimental Collection.

·         To stimulate a strong sense of pride and Regimental affiliation in serving members of the Regiment and to encourage the recruitment of volunteers.

·         To assist past and present members of the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, and their dependants who may be in need as a result of illness, old age or misfortune.


The Trustees are either past members of the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars or individuals with a keen interest in the Regiment.  The Trustees also include ex officio Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Oxfordshire and the Officer Commanding of any serving reserve unit incorporating the title 'Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars'.


Chairman                   Col Chris Laurence, MBE, QVRM, TD, BVSC, MRCVS

Secretary                   Capt Carl Jelfs

Treasurer                   WO2 (YofS) Judith Phillips

Trustees                     Col John Bridgeman, CBE, TD, DL

                                      Lt Col Richard Belbin

                                      Maj Ron Barnes, FRIC

                                      Mr Harry Staff

Welfare Officer          Ms Jo Riley

Honorary Historian    Mr Mike Cross




Making a Donation to the Trust

The Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust is funded solely by donations from serving officers and soldiers and members of the public.  Other tax efficient donations are made to the Trust by way of bequests/ wills/donation in memory of/specific purpose donations and low level fund raising at the Annual QOOH Association Luncheon.

By contributing to the Trust you are helping to ensure that the many important aspects of Regimental life are preserved.

Completing the Gift Aid Declaration enables the Trust to reclaim the tax element of your donation, increasing the worth of your much valued contribution.  If you would like to contribute, please take a few moments to click on the link below and print out our Gift Aid Declaration, thank you.



If you are considering making a donation of artefacts and/or printed material to the OY Trust’s collection, the OYT, together with SOFO, are moving in line with accreditation requirements and will not allow for any ‘Permanent Loans’.

The only loans acceptable are for ‘short fixed-term loans’, normally for exhibition purposes only.

In future the OY Trust will still be pleased to accept suitable/agreed material as long as the categorization is agreed - Bequeathed, Gifted, Donated or Purchased only.

Mick Luxford,
27 Jun 2017, 03:06