122 Dragoon Guards

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"Notes" taken from: Swinson, Arthur, ed. A Register of the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: The ancestry of the regiments and corps of the Regular Establishment. London: The Archive Press, 1972. Print.
Griffin, David. Encyclopaedia of Modern British Army Regiments. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens, 1985. Print.
Hodges, Robin. British Army Badges. Court Hill Farm, Potterne, Devizes: Lt. Col. and Mrs Robin Hodges, 2005. Print.

Catalog #Regiment NameNotes
122-1DG 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards KDG
1746-1959 The 1st King's Dragoon Guards
1959: Amalgamated with The Queens Bays (2nd Draqgoon Guards) to form The 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards
122-2DG 2nd Dragoon Guards "The Queen's Bays"
1872-1921: The 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
1921-1959: The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)
1959: Amalgamated with The 1st King's Dragoon Guards to form The 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
Nicknames: "The Bays," "The Rusty Buckles"
Motto: "Pro Rege et Patria"
122-3DG 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) 1765-1921: The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards.
1921: Renamed to "The 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)."
1922: Amalgamated with the Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards) to form the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards).
1971: 3rd Carabiniers amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), (SCOTS DG)
See also: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Nicknames: "The Old Canaries"
122-4DG 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards 1788-1921: The 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
1921: Renamed to "The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards"
1922: Amalgamated with the 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) to form the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
1992: Amalgamated with the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards.
Nicknames: "The Buttermilks"; "The Mounted Micks" Motto: "Quis Saparabit?"
122-5DG 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) 1804-1921: The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards.
1921: Renamed The 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
1922: Amalgamated with The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons) to form The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

Nicknames: "The Old Farmers," "The Green Horse"

122-6DG The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards) 1826-1921: The 6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
1921-22: The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards)
1922: Amalgamated with the The 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards).
1971: 3rd Carabiniers amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), (SCOTS DG)
See also: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Nicknames: "The Carbs," "Tichborne's Own"
122-7DG 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) "In 1688 five regiments of horse raised by James II marched with the Earl of Devonshire to meet the Princess Anne on her flight from London. On accession she commissioned them for permanent service." -Swinson, p. 15.
1788-1921: The 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
1921-22: Renamed 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's)
1922: Amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
1992: Amalgamated with the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. Nicknames: "The Black Horse," "The Blacks," "The Ligoniers," "The Virgin Mary's Bodyguard," "Straw-boots"
Motto: "Quo fata vocant"

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