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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Welcome to the web pages of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG). We are Scotland’s most senior regiment and the country’s only regular cavalry.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are a Light Cavalry Regiment based in Northern Germany with 7th Armoured Brigade – the Desert Rats. Previously equipped with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank the Regiment is currently in the process of converting to the Army’s latest fighting unit – the Light Cavalry.

Retaining our expertise and experience as Mounted Close Combat specialists from our years on the Challenger 2 Tank, the SCOTS DG are blending in the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and the future capabilities of the Army. As Light Cavalry, SCOTS DG are a fast, mobile and flexible force capable of fighting in all environments.

The Regiment is currently serving on Operation HERRICK 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Kabul Support Unit. Operating from the Foxhound protected mobility vehicle alongside NATO allies from the Australian Defence Force in their Bushmasters – the Regiment is conducting a range of tasks throughout the city.

For more on the current deployment please navigate to the Operations Tab. To find out more about the Regiment including History, Sport and Adventurous Training, the world famous Pipes and Drums and details to contact us please use the tabs on the left.

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Locations

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 alongside other units from 7th Armoured Brigade – the Desert Rats.

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.