Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Cap Badge
The regimental cap badge of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards depicts an French Imperial eagle with outstretched wings, looking to its left, a wreath on its breast, standing on a a plinth embossed WATERLOO, superimposed over with crossed carbines with a rolling scroll below with the inscription “Royal Scots Dragoon Guards”.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and the senior Scottish regiment. The regiment, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. The regiment is currently based at Leuchars Station, as part of the Scottish 51st Infantry Brigade.
The regiment deployed to Iraq in 2006, where it suffered two casualties Lieutenant Richard Palmer and Corporal Gordon Pritchard. The regiment also saw service in Iraq in 2008. More recently in 2008, 2011 and 2013/14 the regiment deployed to Afghanistan. The pipes and drums distinguished themselves, most recently winning the award for Album of the Year at the 2009 Classical Brits.
In November 2013, the unit bade farewell to its Challenger 2 tanks and converted to a Light Cavalry unit, armed with Jackal vehicles. Under the Army 2020 plan, it was reroled as a light cavalry unit, and moved to Leuchars Station in summer 2015. The Regiment deployed to Cyprus with the United Nations as part of the Op TOSCA 27 peace-keeping for a 6 months tour in September 2017.