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The Royal Dragoon Guards
Royal Dragoon Guards.jpg
Royal Dragoon Guards Cap Badge
Active 1 August 1992-
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Line Cavalry
Role Armoured
Size One regiment
Part of Royal Armoured Corps
Garrison/HQ RHQ - York
Regiment - Catterick
March Quick - Fare Thee Well Inniskilling
Slow - 4th Dragoon Guards (first two themes) + 7th Dragoon Guards (first theme)
Commanders
Colonel-in-Chief HRH The Prince of Wales, KG, GCB, KT
Colonel of
the Regiment
Brigadier Clendon Douglas Daukes
Insignia
Tactical Recognition Flash RDG TRF.PNG
Tartan Ulster (pipes)
Abbreviation RDG

The Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army. It was formed in 1992 by the amalgamation of two other regiments:

Because of its lineage through the 5th Royal Inniskillings and the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards—the 4th had been known as the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards and the 7th also had Irish ancestry—the RDG retains strong links to Northern Ireland.

The regiment was based in Paderborn, Germany when it was formed, and was part of 20 Armoured Brigade. In 1996 it returned to the United Kingdom, being based at Tidworth. It returned to Germany in 2000, being based in York Barracks Münster as part of 4 Armoured Brigade (later 4 Mechanized Brigade). The regiment currently serves in the armoured role, equipped with the Challenger 2 main battle tank and is based in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

The regiment recruits soldiers from the North of England and Ireland but predominately from Yorkshire.

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Affiliated Yeomanry

Order of Precedence

Preceded by:
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
(Carabiniers and Greys)
Cavalry Order of Precedence Succeeded by:
The Queen's Royal Hussars
(Queen's Own and Royal Irish)

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