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Badges above from left - 1. The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons); 2. 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards WW2; 3. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards; (Courtesy of 1&2 - Military Badge Collection and 2 British Military Badges

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
British Army
Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)

Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons
His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons
Grey Dragoons
Scots Regiment of White Horse
2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons
2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)

3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards

The Queen Dowager's Regiment of Horse
The King's Regiment of Carabiniers
His Majesty's First Regiment of Carabiniers
6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards
6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards (Carabineers)

3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales)

(1st) Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse
3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards
3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)

3rd/6th Dragoon Guards

6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers)

25th Dragoons

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and the senior Scottish regiment. The regiment has won numerous battle honours and three Victoria Crosses, and, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. The regiment is currently based at Leuchars Station, as part of the Scottish 51st Infantry Brigade.

Please link profiles of those who served in the The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (including those in the "included" list above), to this project regardless of rank, conflict or nationality. People of note can be individually listed in Alphabetical Order below.
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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Motto -

Nemo me impune lacessit (No one provokes me with impunity)
Ich Dien (I Serve) Second to None

Uniform -

Corps March -

Quick (band) - The 3DGs; (pipes & drums) - Hielan' Laddie
Slow (band) - The Garb of Old Gaul; (pipes & drums) - My Home

Nick-name - Scotland's Cavalry

Mascot - Drum Horse (Talavera)

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Today

The regiment has converted to the role of light cavalry as part of restructuring in the army under Army 2020. It is now equipped with Jackal armoured fighting vehicles.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is also affiliated to A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) & C (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse) Squadrons of the Queen's Own Yeomanry regiment of the Territorial Army.
There is a regimental museum situated at Edinburgh Castle. Exhibits include uniforms, medals, weapons, regalia, music and a captured enemy standard from the Battle of Waterloo.

Ancestry

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3.2 - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

(Carabiniers and Greys)

Oldest surviving Cavalry of the Line in the British Army (via Royal Scots Greys). Scotland's senior regiment and her only regiment of cavalry. Formed July 1971 by amalgamation (✽) of ...

3.2.1 ✽ 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards)

Formed April 1922 by amalgamation of ...
3.2.1.1 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)

Raised July 1685 by Thomas Hickman-Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth and ranked as 4th Regiment of Horse

3.2.1.2 The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards)

Raised July 1685 by Richard, 1st Baron Lumley (later 1st Earl of Scarborough) and ranked as 9th Regiment of Horse.

3.2.2 ✽ The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)

Raised November 1681 by Lieutenant-General Thomas Dalyell of The Binns from independent Troops of Scottish Dragoons.


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3.2.2 The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)

Timeline
1678 - raised from independent troops
1681 - Regimented as Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons or His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons
1688 - Ranked 2nd Dragoons
1702 - Known as Grey Dragoons or Scots Regiment of White Horse
Also known by Colonels names until 1751

From 1737 - also known as Royal Regiment of North British Dragoons

1751 - Officially designated 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons
1866 - Re-designated 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
1877 - Re-designated 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Pre 1901 - Badge Introduced (3.2.2 right)
1921 - Re-designated The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
1971 - Amalgamation with 3rd Carabiniers Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards


3.2.1.1 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)

Timeline

1685 - raised as the (1st) Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse
1688 - Ranked as 4th Horse
Also known by Colonels names until 1751

1746 Converted to Dragoon Guards and re-ranked as 3rd Dragoon Guards
1751 - Officially named 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards
1765 - Re-designated 3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, later 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
1921 - Re-designated 3rd Dragoon Guard's (Prince of Wales's)
1922 - Amalgamation with The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards)

Known as 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards

1928 - Renamed 3rd Carabiniers Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards
1971 - Amalgamation with The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)


3.2.1.2 6th Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards)

The regiment was descended from the Ninth Horse regiment, raised in response to the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685, the first year of the reign of King James II. Colonelcy of the Ninth Horse was given to Richard, 2nd Viscount Lumley of Waterford. In accordance with tradition of the time, the regiment became known as Lord Lumley's Horse. Shortly thereafter, Lumley petitioned the Queen Dowager to permit naming the regiment The Queen Dowager's Horse, which request was granted. In 1691, during King William's Irish Campaign, the regiment distinguished itself, as a result of which it was posted to London and renamed The King's Carabiniers.

Timeline
1685 - raised as The Queen Dowager's Regiment of Horse
1688 - ranked as 9th Horse
1690 - Re-ranked 8th Horse
1692 - Renamed The King's Regiment of Carabiniers
1694 - Re-ranked 7th Horse
Also known by Colonels names until 1751

1747 - Listed as His Majesty's First Regiment of Carabiniers and re-ranked as 3rd (Irish) Horse.
1751 - Officially designated 3rd Regiment of Horse
1756 - Re-designated 3rd Regiment of Horse (Carabiniers)
1788 - Converted to 6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards
1826 - Re-designated 6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards (Carabineers)
1840 - Spelling of "Carabineers" changed to "Carabiniers"
Pre 1901 Name and badge modified The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards) (image left - 3.2.1.2)
1922 - Amalgamation with 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) - forming 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. Squadrons from each of the original regiments kept their separate regimental badges until ...
1828 - received the title 3rd Carabiniers Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards 1929 - new design of combined badge.



Notable Personnel

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  • Lieutenant John Grieve VC - 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) - Crimea Medal (1854-56), 3 clasps: "Inkermann" - "Balaclava" "Sebastopol"; Medaille Militaire (France); Turkish Crimea Medal (1855-56)

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Charles Keyes VC - Royal Scots Greys (11th (Scottish) Commando) - Military Cross (MC); General Service Medal (1918-62), 1 clasp: "Palestine" 1939 - 45 Star; Africa Star; Defence Medal (1939-45); War Medal (1939-45); Croix de Guerre (France)

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  • Sergeant Henry Ramage VC - 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) - Crimea Medal (1854-56 ), 2 clasps: "Balaclava" - "Sebastopol" Turkish Crimea Medal ( 1855-56)

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