123 Dragoons

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Only Cavalry regiments 1, 2 & 6 are Dragoons. Some became "Light Dragoons," and, in turn, some of the Light Dragoons were converted into Hussars & Lancers. 3rd, 4th, 7th 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th regiments are Hussars. 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 21st regiments are Lancers.

"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
123-1D The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons) 1751-1961: The 1st (Royal) Dragoons
1961-9: The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons)
1969: Amalgamated with the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) to form The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), a regiment of the Household Cavalry
Nicknames: The Royals
Motto: "Spectemur agendo"
123-2D The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) "SCOTS DG"
1681: Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons
1707: Royal North British Dragoons
1751: 2nd or Royal North British Dragoons
1877: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
1921: Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
1971: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)

Distinctive officer's cap & collar badges: eagle w/ crossed carabines (from 1770 on) & "Waterloo" banner (from 1815)
Badge of the Order of the Thistle
Oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army.
Celebrated and award-winning pipes and drums band
Headquartered at Edinburgh Castle
See also the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

Nicknames: "The Greys," "The Bubbly Jocks," "The Bird-catchers."
Motto: "Second to None" and "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"

123-6D 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons - 1922 Combined with 5th Dragoon Guards & later became 5th Iniskilling Dragoon Guards "Skins"
1689-1751: Colonel Sir Albert Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons (name changed w/ Colonel)
1715: "The Black Dragoons"
1751-1921: The 6th, or Inniskilling Dragoons. Later: the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons.
1921-22: The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons)
1922: Amalgamated with the 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) to form the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
1937: 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
1992: Amalgamated with the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards.


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