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1678 three independent troops raised in Scotland
16uu three more troops raised
1681.11.25 Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons, or, His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons
formed by regimentation of independent troops; also known until 1751 by the names of ten colonels
1688.11.01 ranked as 2nd Dragoons
1702 Grey Dragoons, or Scots Regiment of White Horses
1737 Royal Regiment of North British Dragoons
1751.07.01 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons
1866 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
1877.04.03 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
1921.01.01 The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
1941.07.19 transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
1971.07.02 amalgamated with 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), to form
The Royal Scots Dragoons Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)

Battle Honours

 

Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Warburg, Willems, Waterloo, Balaklava, Sevastopol, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa, 1899-1902


The Great War: Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Messines 1914, Ypres 1914 '15, Gheluvelt, Neuve Chapelle, St. Julien, Bellewaarde, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Cambrai 1917 '18, Lys, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Somme 1918, Albert 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

The Second World War: Caen, Hill 112, Falaise, Venlo Pocket, Hochwald, Aller, Bremen, North-West Europe 1944-45, Merjayun, Syria 1941, Alam El Halfa, El Alamein, El Agheila, Nofilia, Advance on Tripoli, North Africa 1942-43, Salerno, Battipaglia, Volturno Crossing, Italy 1943

VCs in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Edinburgh (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)

Deployment


1678 independent troops raised in Scotland
1678 Scotland
1681.11.25 Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons
1691 Flanders
1698 Scotland
1702 Flanders & Germany
1713 England
1715 Scotland: Jacobite war
1715? England?
1743 Flanders
1748 England
1751.07.01 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons
1751 England?
1756? light toop formed
1756 England
1758.06.05 French coast: St. Malo (Lt Tp)
1758.06.07 at sea several raids on French coast aborted
1758.07.01 England: Portsmouth
1758.08.08 French coast: Cherbourg (Lt Tp)
1758.09 England
1759 Germany
1763 England
1763 light toop disbanded
1793 Holland (4 troops)
1795 England
1802 England
1803 England
1814 England
1815.04 Belgium: Ostend
1815 Waterloo 2 Cav Bde
1815.07 France: Paris Army of Occupation
1816.01.10 at sea (embarked at Calais)
1816.01.12 England: Dover & Ramsgate
1816 England
1854 Crimea Heavy Bde
1856 England
1856 Ireland
1861 Scotland
1863 England
1866 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
1871 Scotland
1873 England
1878 Ireland: Ballincollig
1883 Scotland: Edinburgh
1885 England: Aldershot
1888 Ireland: Dundalk
1891 Newbridge
1893 England: Aldershot
1895 Hounslow
1897 Scotland: Edinburgh
1899.11.05 at sea ships: British Princess, Ranee, ?
1899.12 South Africa 1 Cav Bde
South Africa 2 Cav Bde
1903 England: Norwich
1905 Tidworth
1906 Scotland: Edinburgh
1910 England: York
1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Cav Bde, 2 Cav Div
1919 Scotland: Edinburgh
1919 Palestine & Egypt
1921.01.01 The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
1922 India: Risalpur
1924 Meerut
1925 Scotland: Edinburgh
1929 England: Tidworth 2 Cav Bde
1933 Scotland: Edinburgh
1935 England: Aldershot 1 Cav Bde
1937 Hounslow 1 Div
1938 Palestine
1939.09 Palestine
1941.03 Palestine 6 Cav Bde
1941.03 last mounted parade (C Sqn at Nablus)
1941.06 Syria
1941.08 Middle East 8 Armd Bde, 10 Armd Div
1941.11.09 mechanised (last regular cavalry to do so)
1942.09 North Africa 4 Armd Bde
1942.11 Middle East 8th Army Troops
1944.01 UK 4 Armd Bde
1944.06 North West Europe
1945.04 North West Europe 21st Army Group Troops
1945.06 Germany 31 Armd Bde, 79 Armd Div
1945 Germany: Lüneburg BAOR
1952.04 Libya
1955 England: Church Crookham
1956 Catterick
1958.10 Germany: Münster 5 Bde
1960 Münster ?
1962.10 Middle East & Far East
1964.02 Germany: Fallingbostel 11 Bde
1969.01 Scotland: Edinburgh
1971.07.02 amalgamated at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, with 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)

 

 

 


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