During and after the Cold War The Royal Hussars spent several long tours in Germany.
During the Cold War, which lasted from 1947 to 1989, British troops were stationed in Germany in order to discourage a Russian invasion. Troops serving with the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) were always in a high state of alert in case the Russians attacked. Military exercises took place regularly, often on a large scale and with troops from other Allied nations. In 1983 The Royal Hussars (PWO) became the first regiment to receive the Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank. In early 1990 the regiment moved to Münster, Germany where it stayed until amalgamation in 1992.