the royal scots dragoon guards

scotland's cavalry

second to none

With a history that goes back over 340 years, we are proud to be members of Scotland’s senior and only Cavalry Regiment.  We have been involved in almost every campaign the British Army has been in since 1700 and our battle honours include Waterloo, Balaklava and more recently the First Gulf War of 1991 and Iraq 2003.  Today’s soldiers have  much to live up to but are always determined to be Second To None.

SCOTS DG Regimental Cap Badge
3rd Dragoon guards Regimental Cap Badge
Carabiniers Regimental Cap Badge
3rd Carabiniers Regimental Cap Badge
ROYAL SCOTS Greys Regimental Cap Badge
25th Dragoons Regimental Cap Badge

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Everyone who has served for one day in the Regiment or its antecedent regiments is automatically a member of the Association. Join up to keep in touch with others who served in it and with what's happening.

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) have a long and distinguished history dating back to the late 17th century. Their origins are to be found in a Scottish regiment of dragoons (mounted infantry) and two English regiments of horse (heavy cavalry). The regiment was formed in 1971 as an amalgamation of the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) and the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoon Guards).

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is located at Scotland’s world-famous Edinburgh Castle. Our permanent exhibition tells the historic story of the regiment from its origins in the late 17th century to the present day. Visitors will learn about the part played by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and their antecedents in many of the decisive events in British history. The Museum is also responsible for the Regimental Archive.

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