Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)

Motto
Nemo me impune lacessit “Nobody touches me with impunity”
Ich Dien
“I Serve”
Second to None

Recruiting Area
Throughout Scotland

Summary
The only Scottish cavalry unit and oldest surviving cavalry unit of the British Army, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have a long and proud history serving on horseback, and from recent times in armoured vehicles. The regiment’s final charge on horseback occurred during the Second World War, before being fully mechanized in 1940.

The regiment as we know it today was formed in 1971 from the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), the 3rd Carabiniers. The Carabiniers had been amalgamated once before in 1922, made up of the 3rd or Prince of Wales’s Regiment of Dragoon Guards and the Carabiniers (6th Dragoon guards).

The regiment is known for their outstanding pipers and drummers, recently winning Album of the Year at the 2009 Classical Brit Awards. Their most famous piece is “Amazing Grace”, which reached number one in the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada and South Africa in 1972. The track had sold over seven million copies by mid 1977.

Victoria Cross Winners

  • Sgt H. Ramage, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), 1854. Crimea
  • Sgt J. Grieve, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), 1854. Crimea
  • Lt Col. G. Keyes, M.C. Royal Scots Greys, 1941, North Africa.

Regimental Pipe Music

Regimental Band –
March Past in Quick Time:
3rd Dragoon Guards

March Past in Slow Time:
The Garb of the Old Gaul

Regimental Band and the Pipes and Drums –
To play the Regiment off Parade:
Scotland the BraveThe Black Bear

Mounted Marches –
Walk – Men of Harlech
Trot – The Keel Row
Canter – Bonnie Dundee

Pipe Marches –
March past in quick time:
Highland Laddie

March past in slow time:
My Home

Allied and Affiliated Regiments
Australia:
Australian Military Forces
The 12th/16th Hunter River Lances

Canada:
Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
The Windsor Regiment

New Zealand:
1st and 2nd Squadrons New Zealand Scottish
Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps

South Africa:
The Natal Carbineers