The Army went through a major reorganisation as a result of the end of the Cold War in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the threat from The Warsaw Pact. ‘Options for Change’ was the name given to the British Review, which was announced in 1990 and aimed to produce ‘smaller, better equipped, properly trained and housed, and well-motivated forces’. The planned reductions were delayed because of the Gulf War, but the final plan included the reduction of infantry strength from 55 to 40 battalions.
The Queen’s Regiment was amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment on 9th September 1992 (Salerno Day) to form The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Queen’s and Royal Hampshires), with a reduction from four regular battalions to two. There would be two Territorial battalions, the 5th and 6/7th, and one Territorial Company (B (Queen’s Regiment) Company) within the new London Regiment.
The Regiment’s nickname was to be ‘The Tigers’.
Thus, the traditions, which dated back to the Trained Bands of archers who had fought at the Battle of Agincourt were to be remembered.