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).
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and their predecessors have been present at many turning points in the history of Britain and the wider world.Learn more
The music of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards represents a unique military tradition dating back over 300 years. Drawing influences from across Britain and other countries, bands have played a central role in regimental life and their music has been enjoyed by millions around the world.learn more
In the British armed forces the Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award for acts of extraordinary bravery under enemy fire. The medal was introduced in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War. In the history of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards’ antecedents, three men have been decorated with the VC.Learn more