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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Welcome to the web pages of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG), Scotland’s Cavalry; a Light Cavalry Regiment.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland’s most senior and only regular cavalry regiment, formed in 1678. The Regiment has recently re-rolled to Light Cavalry after 75 years in tanks and is currently undergoing training to meet this exciting new task, whilst also preparing for the regimental move from Germany to Fife in summer 2015.

The new role of Light Cavalry is at the forefront of the British Army’s organisation, primarily as a mounted combat unit, but also working alongside other armies around the world.



The Regiment’s Home Headquarters is in Edinburgh Castle. The Colonel of the Regiment and the Regimental Secretary have offices there. The Regimental Museum is also there, where the history of the Regiment is explained in a state-of-the-art exhibition high up in the Castle itself.

The serving Regiment is currently based in Bad Fallingbostel in the Lower Saxony region of Germany. They are based in Wessex barracks and are part of 51 Bigade.

Under the planned re-basing of units under Army 2020, SCOTS DG are due to move to RAF Leuchars, near St Andrews in Fife, in 2015. This will be the first time the Regiment has been home to Scotland for more than 40 years.

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