Find out more about researching with the museum

Thank you for taking an interest into The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the history of the regiment.

The archive of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum contains material connected with the history of the following regiments: the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’s), the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoon Guards), The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), the 25th Dragoons (1941 – 47), and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys).

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum holds a wealth of information but in specific subject areas.
These are the following:

  • Primary sources such as casualty lists, nominal rolls, the regimental magazine and photograph albums in addition to objects associated with the Regiment.
  • Details of some of the movements of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, the 6th Dragoon Guards, the 3rd Carabiniers, The Royal Scots Greys and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
  • Details of some of the men of the regiment which have received awards and medals.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, as with most regimental museums, does not contain the service records of officers, non-commissioned officers and men.

Whether you make an enquiry, with us or elsewhere, there is specific information you will need to provide to enable the researcher to have a good chance of finding something.

This is as follows:

  • Nature of enquiry;
  • Your own details (name, address and telephone number);
  • Name of the soldier;
  • The name of regiment in which he served;
  • His Service Number (almost essential);
  • His years of service;
  • His rank;
  • Name and date of war or conflict (if appropriate);
  • Any other details you can include.

Simply complete the enquiry form which can be accessed via the enquiry form option displayed below. The form is easy to complete and will be sent to us but please do read all of the information regarding fees and do not forget to read the ‘where else should I look for information?’ page to see if making an enquiry with us is appropriate.

Yes, as long as you make an appointment with curatorial staff well in advance of your intended visit, we will attempt to accommodate your request where possible. You may wish to see a family member’s medals or view archival material in person, just please contact our curatorial staff using the details found here.

Please be advised that the museum curatorial team will not be present at weekends.

Personal details of enquirers will be held by the museum to enable the museum to complete research enquiries. Such personal details will be erased after enquiry fee payments have been received by the museum and enquiries have been completed.
All public donations of material will be logged on a museum entry system detailing when objects have been gifted or loaned to the museum. Personal details of donors will be kept on file with the donor/loaner obtaining a duplicate copy.
The museum complies with GDPR condition 9.2.J: Processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, or scientific and historical research purposes.