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British Army

The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle. It was created as a loose association of armoured regiments, both The Royal Tank Regiment and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments. (See Ancestry below) Today it comprises ten regular regiments and four Yeomanry regiments of the Army Reserve.

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The Royal Armoured Corps

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The Royal Armoured Corps is divided into regiments which operate main battle tanks (heavy armoured regiments), those in reconnaissance vehicles (armoured reconnaissance regiments), and those in Weapons Mount vehicles (light reconnaissance regiments). Of these, three regiments are designated Dragoon Guards, two as Hussars, one as Lancers and one as Dragoons. The remaining regiment is The Royal Tank Corps. In the regular army, there are three armoured regiments, three armoured cavalry regiments and three light cavalry regiments:

Regular Army

  • Household Cavalry- Armoured Reconnaissance

For operational purposes, the Household Cavalry Regiment is considered to be part of the RAC and constitutes the third armoured reconnaissance regiment.

Northern Ireland's cavalry regiment.

The senior Light Cavalry regiment in the British Army.

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Regiments

Including ...
(Reflecting historic name changes and amalgamations)

1st King's Dragoon Guards

1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards

The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)

2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)



(Carabiniers and Greys)

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes and amalgamations)

The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)'

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

3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales)'

6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers)'

25th Dragoons


Including ...
(Reflecting historic name changes and amalgamations)

4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards

4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
1st Irish Horse
4th Irish Horse

5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

5th/6th Dragoons
Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards
5th Dragoon Guards
6th Inniskilling Dragoons


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(Reflecting historic name changes and amalgamations)

The Queen's Own Hussars

The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars

3rd The King's Own Hussars

7th Queen's Own Hussars

4th Queen's Own Hussars

8th King's Royal Irish Hussars



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(Reflecting historic name changes)

9th Lancers

9th Queen's Royal Lancers

9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers

9th Regiment of Dragoons

9th Regiment of Light Dragoons

9th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Lancers)

9th Queen's Royal Lancers

9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers

12th Regiment of Dragoons

12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)

12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Lancers

12th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Regiment of Lancers

12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Lancers

12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers

Col Phineas Bowle's Regiment of Dragoons

Major Gen. Owen Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons


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(Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry

10th Dragoons

10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars

10th Regiment of Dragoons

10th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)

11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

11th Regiment of Dragoons

11th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)

11th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

14th Dragoons

14th King's Hussars

14th Regiment of Dragoons

14th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

14th (The King's) Hussars

14th (The King's) Regiment of Light Dragoons

14th/20th Hussars

14th/20th King's Hussars

20th Hussars

20th Inniskilling Light Dragoons(disbanded)

20th Jamaica Light Dragoons(disbanded)

20th Light Dragoons (disbanded)

20th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Brig Gen Humphrey Core's Regiment of Dragoons

Duchess of York's Own Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

James Dormer's Regiment of Dragoons

King's Hussars

Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons

Phillip Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons

Prince Alberts Own Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)


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3.7 The Light Dragoons

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(Reflecting historic name changes)

1st Bengal European Light Infantry

1st (or The King's Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons

4th Regiment of Light Dragoons

13th Dragoons

13th Hussars

13th Regiment of Dragoons

13th Regiment of Light Dragoons

13th/18th Hussars

13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

15th (or King's) Light Dragoons

15th (or King's) Light Dragoons (Hussars)

15th (King's) Hussars

15th King's Hussars

15th (or Light) Dragoons

15th Regiment of (or Light) Dragoons

15th The King's Hussars

15th/19th Hussars

15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars

15th King's Hussars

18th Hussars

18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)

18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars

18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

18th Regiment of Light Dragoons

18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

18th (Victoria Mary, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars

19th (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars

19th (Princess of wales's Own) Hussars

19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars

19th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexander's Own)

19th Regiment of Hussars

(Col Geo) Eliott's Light Horse

Drogheda Light Horse (1759)

Richard Munden's Regiment of Dragoons


The Queen's Royal Lancers]

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

2nd (or The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

2nd Regiment of Light Dragoons

3rd Bengal European Light Cavalry

5th Dragoons

5th Regiment of Dragoons

5th Royal Irish Lancers

5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

5th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoons

5th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoons (Lancers)

6th Dragoons

16th (or The Queen's) Regiment of Light Dragoons

16th (or The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

16th (or The Queen's) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Lancers)

16th (Queen's) Lancers

16th The Queen's Lancers

16th (The Queen's) Lancers

16th/5th Lancers

16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers

17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

17th Lancers Duke of Cambridge's Own

17th (Light) Dragoons (Lancers)

17th Regiment of Light Dragoons

17th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers)

17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers

17th/21st Lancers

21st (Empress of India's) Lancers

21st Hussars

21st Lancers

21st Lancers Empress of India's

21st Lancers (Empress of India's)

21st Regiment of Hussars

21st Regiment of Light Dragoons

Burgoyne's Light Infantry

Burgoyne's Light Horse (16th Light Dragoons)

Hale's Light Horse (18th (or Light) Dragoons)

James Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons.

Ross's Regiment of Dragoons

Royal Dragoons of Ireland

Viscount Molesworth's Dragoons

Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons


The Royal Tank Regiment]

Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

Armoured Car Section

The Machine Gun Corps

Motor Machine Gun Service

Royal Tank Corps

The Tank Corps

Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)

Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Section)


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