The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) – or SCOTSDG – was formed in 1971 by an amalgamation between 3rd Carabiniers and The Royal Scots Greys. The Regiment has been deployed in numerous operations around the world in the forty-five years which have followed.
Having served in Northern Ireland, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, three tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan, SCOTSDG is a cavalry Regiment with wide operational experience.
Having served principally in tanks since its creation in 1971, SCOTSDG has seen its operational focus shift from conducting armoured operations in Main Battle Tanks to performing reconnaissance and assault roles in lightly armoured vehicles. This new role, requiring versatility and the ability to operate both mounted and dismounted, is much the same as that exercised by the Regiment’s original ancestors, the dragoons of the late 17th Century.