The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is a light cavalry regiment famous for its iconic victory at the Battle of Waterloo. The regiment combines an illustrious history spanning more than 300 years with expertise in the latest battlefield reconnaissance technology.
The origins of the regiment began in 1678 when three companies of dragoons were raised in Scotland during a Government campaign to suppress the Covenanters. By 1693 the regiment was mounted on grey horses, eventually becoming known as The Royal Scots Greys and in 1971 amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers to become The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys).
Off the battlefield, the regiment takes part in ceremonial duties, including a prominent role in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and more recently, the annual Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.