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  Dragoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dragoons were organized not in squadrons or troops like the cavalry, but in companies like the foot soldier, and their officers and non-commissioned officers bore infantry ranks.
However, dragoons were at a disadvantage when engaged against true cavalry, and constantly sought to raise their horsemanship, armament and social status to the levels of the cavalry regiments.
Dragoons were the most efficient and economical form of cavalry for police work and counter guerrilla warfare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dragoon   (590 words)

  
 Dragoon - LoveToKnow Watches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The invariable tendency of the old-fashioned dragoon, who was always at a disadvantage when engaged against true cavalry, was to improve his horsemanship and armament to the cavalry standard.
Thus " dragoon " came to mean medium cavalry, and this significance the word has retained since the early wars of Frederick the Great, save for a few local and temporary returns to the original meaning.
The phrases " to dragoon " and " dragonnade " bear witness to the mounted infantry period, this arm being the most efficient and economical form of cavalry for police work and guerrilla warfare.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Dragoon   (203 words)

  
 Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is the senior Scottish regiment of the British Army and Scotland's only cavalry regiment.
It was formed on 2 July 1971 at Holyrood, Edinburgh by the amalgamation of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) (themselves the product of the amalgamation in 1922 of 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)), and The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons).
Together with Warriors of the Irish Guards, the regiment entered Basra on 6 April, and left Iraq shortly after the war was officially declared over on 1 May.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Scots_Dragoon_Guards   (692 words)

  
 Royal Dragoon Guards Museum and Regimental Association
The Royal Dragoon Guards was formed on 1 August 1992, as a result of the amalgamation of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
Both the 4th and 5th Dragoon Guards were formed in 1685 from Troops of Horse raised by James II to defend London from the invasion.
The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards (the Skins) for their part were in almost continuous action from Normandy to the end of the War, taking part in the successful action to capture S-Hertogenbosch and the breakout from the Rhine bridgehead.
www.rdgmuseum.org.uk /history.htm   (1260 words)

  
 Royal Dragoon Guards - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The 5th Dragoon Guards formed part of the forces besieged at Ladysmith, whilst the 6th Inniskilling's and the 7th "Black Horse" earned their spurs in innumerable skirmishes and many long patrols over the veld.
Indeed history allows C Squadron, the 4th Dragoon Guards the honour of the first action by the British Army in the War, with Corporal Thomas firing the first shot and Captain Hornby the first officer to draw blood with his sword.
The 4th were combined with the 7th to form the 4/7th Dragoon Guards, while the 5th and 6th amalgamated to form, initially, the 5/6th Dragoons, but in 1927 this was changed to the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
www.army.mod.uk /rdg/history.htm   (1166 words)

  
 Allied Regiment: The Royal Dragoon Guards - The Fort Garry Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Royal Dragoon Guards formed on 1st August 1992 as a result of the amalgamation of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
Both the 4th and 5th Dragoon Guards were formed in 1685 from Troops of Horse raised by James to defend London from William's expected invasion.
The 4th Royal Irish were combined with the 7th Princess Royal's Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, while the 5th and 6th amalgamated to form, initially, the 5/6th Dragoons, but in 1927 this was changed to the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
www.fortgarryhorse.ca /phpWeb/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=10&MMN_position=38:38   (1234 words)

  
 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG) is an armoured cavalry regiment of the British Army formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of 1st King's Dragoon Guards and the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), both of which were raised in 1685 by James II of England in reaction to the Monmouth Rebellion.
Nicknamed The Welsh Cavalry the regiment recruits from Wales, Herefordshire, and Shropshire, and is the senior Heavy Cavalry Regiment, and therefore senior Cavalry Regiment of the Line.
The regiment's cap badge is the Habsburg double headed eagle, which Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria allowed the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards to wear when he become their Colonel-in-Chief in 1896.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1st_The_Queen's_Dragoon_Guards   (399 words)

  
 BBC - North Yorkshire - Purple Patch - York Regimental Museum: Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards
The museums of the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire nestle in the shadow of Clifford's Tower in York.
The Royal Dragoon Guards are a cavalry regiment and were formed in 1992 as an amalgamation of two British cavalry regiments whose origins dated from four cavalry regiments in the 17th-century.
The Dragoon Guards and its descendants have a colourful history, from the time of William of Orange through famous battles in the Crimean War, the Boer Wars and the two World Wars.
www.bbc.co.uk /northyorkshire/purplepatch/articles/regiment_of_yorkshire.shtml   (918 words)

  
 Defence Internet | Defence News | Lt Richard Palmer of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards killed in Iraq
His father served on attachment with The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and it was from this attachment, and the connections made during it, that Richard decided that he wanted to join the Regiment.
Richard was commissioned into The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards on 8 August 2004 and joined the Regiment in Fallingbostel that Summer, joining D Squadron as a Troop Leader.
He was enormously proud to be a soldier and in particular to be a member of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.  He was very well aware of the dangers that he and others faced in Iraq, but he believed that the work they were doing was gradually making life better for the Iraqi people.
www.mod.uk /DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/LtRichardPalmerOfTheRoyalScotsDragoonGuardsKilledInIraq.htm   (1003 words)

  
 1st King's Dragoon Guards [UK]
VCs in the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
A short history of 1st King's Dragoon Guards : from the regimental records, army despatches, and other papers connected with the history of the regiment from its formation in 1685 to 1929.
King's Dragoon Guards : 250th anniversary of the raising of the regiment, 1685-1935.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/cav/DG1kdg.htm   (506 words)

  
 Royal scot Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RSDG) is the Brigades Armoured Calvary unit in WW2 on line.
We have tried to based our unit on the actual unit that was part of Scots Dragoon Guards back in WW 2 to as much degree as fitting for a game and still have all members enjoy the game.
The Royal Scots Dragoon are a Armoured Calvary unit.
members.tripod.com /black_knight_brigade/royal_scot_dragoon_guards.htm   (94 words)

  
 6th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Dragoon uniform and equipment could be assembled, if an interested sponsor were to be found to underwrite the expense.
The Royal Dragoons and Inniskillings charged Donzelot's Division and the Eagle of the 105th Regiment was taken by the Royal Dragoons.
Wellington, judging that the retreat by the Imperial Guard had unnerved all the French soldiers who saw it, stood up in the stirrups on Copenhagen, his favourite horse, and waved his hat in the air which was a signal for a general advance.
www.mdld.org /6thInniskilling.htm   (3699 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons was raised in Scotland.
The Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons was mounted on grey horses in 1694.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards fought in the Gulf War in 1991.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Flats/6804/54.html   (301 words)

  
 Fifth Dragoon Guards in the South African War
He rejoined the 5th Dragoon Guards on mobilization in 1914 and was killed during the advance to the Aisne that year.
The 5th Dragoon Guards found themselves some dead ground which they named Green Horse Valley, and here breakfasts used to be eaten and the normal routine of stables, orderly room and so on carried out under cover until dark, when the march back to camp was made.
Thus ended the siege of Ladysmith, which cost the 5th Dragoon Guards two officers and thirty-six men killed or died of sickness (enteric fever and dysentery were rife during the siege); four officers wounded and eight invalided home.
www.pinetreeweb.com /5th-dragoons-boer-war.htm   (4768 words)

  
 Dragoon Guards
The designation "Dragoon Guards" did not reflect any difference in role between the two cavalry arms.
However, the Dragoon Guards may have had a sense of being an elite corps - thus fostering a greater sense of courage and devotion to duty.
Uniforms of the Dragoon Guards were virtually identical to those of the Dragoons, i.e.
napnuts.tripod.com /napwars/framedragoongd.htm   (298 words)

  
 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Both the 1st King's Dragoon Guards, and The Queen's Bays, 2nd Dragoon Guards were raised in 1685 during the reign of James II to counter the threat posed by the Monmouth Rebellion.
The first duty of the King's Dragoon Guards (then known as The Queen's Regiment of Horse) was to escort the luckless Monmouth as a prisoner to London after the Battle of Sedgemoor.
In 1959 both regiments joined to form 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and have served in Borneo, Aden, Northern Ireland and recently as the peace keeping force in Beirut for which they were presented with the Wilkinson Sword of Peace.
web.ukonline.co.uk /jj.griffiths/1024/wc/cardiff/CCQDG.html   (696 words)

  
 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Further south, the British 7 Armoured Brigade ('The Desert Rats') fought their way into Iraq's second-largest city, Basra, on 6 April, coming under constant attack by regulars and Fedayeen, while the Parachute Regiment cleared the 'old quarter' of the city that was inaccessible to vehicles.
Initial plans were for armoured units to surround the city and gradually move in, forcing Iraqi armor and ground units to cluster into a central pocket in the city, and then attack with air and artillery forces.
The assertion that US forces did not guard the museum because they were guarding the Ministry of Oil and Ministry of Interior is apparently true.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (8789 words)

  
 MLU FORUM - Welsh Dragoon Guards
The two that I remember for definite are the King's Dragoon Guards and the Queen's Bays (the combination of which created the modern title) and I think the Carabiniers might have had a hand in it somewhere as well.
Reference: 1st, The Queen's Dragoon Guards - formed in 1959 by the merger of the 1st, King's Dragoon Guards and The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) - Recruiting Area: - Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
Reference: Carabiniers - 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wale's Dragoon Guards) merged with the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) in 1971 to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabininers and Greys) - Recruiting Area: - all of Scotland.
www.mapleleafup.org /forums/showthread.php?s=d4de7f844c61a67592f9e5f6c1d4a560&threadid=364   (430 words)

  
 Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, 5th Dragoon Guards
Under him noncommissioned officers and men were instructed in "personal tactics"-then regarded as a specialized subject-scouting, and taught to use their brains in taking advantage of natural cover as well as in riding knee-to-knee, and encouraged to show initiative.
On March 25, 1897, Baden-Powell was appointed to command the 5th Dragoon Guards.
The Royal Dragoon Guards carry on the traditions of four Regiments of British Cavalry; the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, the 5th Dragoon Guards, the 7th Dragoon Guards and the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.
www.pinetreeweb.com /bp-5th-dragoons.htm   (596 words)

  
 1685 to 1899 - A Short History of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
On accession of King James II to the throne on the 6th February, 1685, the regular army in England consisted of three troops of Life Guards, a regiment of Dragoons, two regiments of Foot Guards and five regiments of Infantry of the Line, which, with the garrison in regular pay amounted to 8,000 men.
Two of the regiments raised on this occasion were originally raised under the names of their Colonels, the 1st King's Dragoon Guards as Lanier's or 2nd Queen's Regiment of Horse, and the Queen's Bays as Peterborough's or 3rd Regiment of Horse.
There was such and outcry that eventually the 2nd King's Regiment of Horse became the 1st or King's Regiment of Dragoon Guards and the 3rd Regiment of Horse became the 2nd Queens, Regiment of Dragoon Guards.
www.qdg.org.uk /pages/1685-to-1899-52.php   (1419 words)

  
 Welcome to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard is the Black Knight Brigades Armored unit in WW2 on line.
This unit has been based on the actual unit that was part of Scots Dragoon Guards back in WW 2 to as much degree as fitting for a game and still have all members enjoy the game.
The BKB has four units The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Armor), the Scots Guard (Infantry), the 111th R.A.F. Squadron nicked name the "Terbile one" (Air), 104th (Essex Yeomanry) RHA {Royal Horse Artillery} (Suport).
www.angelfire.com /games3/royalscotsdragoongrd   (257 words)

  
 The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) [UK]
Historical record of The Second, or, Queen's Regiment of Dragoon Guards, (Queen's Bays) containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685 and of its subsequent services to 1837.
A history of the Queen's Bays (the 2nd Dragoon Guards) 1929-1945.
The dress distinctions of the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards).
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/cav/DG2bays.htm   (471 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | 'Amarillo' soldiers hail response
Troops in the Royal Dragoon Guards shot a video at their Al Faw base, in Iraq, of their version of the video sung by Tony Christie and mimed by Peter Kay.
Mr Reid paid tribute to the Royal Dragoon Guards when opening the Queen's Speech debate on defence in the Commons on Wednesday.
The Dragoon Guards were on a six-month peacekeeping tour when the video was shot with a handheld video camera, and are now back at their base in Munster, Germany.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4559345.stm   (545 words)

  
 Queen’s 1st Dragoon Guards Camp Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was granted to the King's Dragoon Guards by the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria when he became Colonel in Chief in 1896.
I should add that the King's Dragoon Guards was one of the two regiments that combined in 1959 to form the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, the other being The Queen's Bays (the 2nd Dragoon Guards).
The present regiment is the senior cavalry regiment of the line and rejoices in the alternative appellation of The Welsh Cavalry.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb^q1dg.html   (173 words)

  
 Harry Smith
The Guards Division and 41 others were involved in the Battles of the Hindenberg Line (27 Sep-17 Oct 1918) at the time of his death.
It is likely Harry was with The Kings Dragoon Guards in France prior to the transfer of some members to 1st Life Guards on 7/10/1917.
Some personnel were transferred to The Life Guards which was in 3rd Cavalry Division.
www.kinnethmont.co.uk /soldiers/harry-smith.htm   (1211 words)

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