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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


The Queen's Royal Lancers (Biographical details)

The Queen's Royal Lancers (military/naval; British; 2002; active)

Also known as

The Queen's Royal Lancers; 16th/5th The Queen's Lancers


Armoured Cavalry Regiment in the British Army. 16th/5th regiment amalgamated with 17th/5th Lancers to form 'The Queen's Royl Lancers'.