THE GAEL~Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

This popped up in my YouTube stream for some inexplicable reason and thought to share it as it a wonderful departure from the daily politicization of everything.  Enjoy.

From the video author:

The World Famous Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have been at the forefront of Pipe music since first achieving world wide fame in 1972 when their haunting version of “Amazing Grace” rocketed to the top of the charts all around the world.The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland’s senior regiment and only regular cavalry regiment. The Regiment was formed in 1971 from the amalgamation of the 3rd Carabiniers (whom were themselves the result of the amalgamation of the 6th Dragoon Guards the Carabiniers and the 3rd the Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards in 1922) and The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons).

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland’s most senior and only regular cavalry regiment, formed in 1678. The Regiment has recently re-rolled to Light Cavalry after 75 years in tanks and has also moved from Germany to Fife. The Regiment is currently undergoing training to be at readiness as the Light Cavalry Regiment of choice.

The new role of Light Cavalry is at the forefront of the British Army’s organisation, primarily as a mounted combat unit, but also working alongside other armies around the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards form the main armoured force for the 7th Armoured Brigade, the Famous Desert Rats.

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6 Responses to THE GAEL~Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

  1. Popular Front says:

    A damn fine Regiment with a marvellous history.

    • Uriel says:

      Hey Popular would love to see some snipet from our Aussie lands too.

      • Popular Front says:

        I’ll see what I can find to post or link Uriel. I love Pipes & Drums. My first Infantry Battalion’s band were Pipes & Drums – later on they played as guests at the Edinburgh Tattoo – and one of our quicktime tunes was ‘Black Bear’ which still gives me a lump in the throat when I hear it, 50+ years later.

  2. Uriel says:

    Great reminder and beautiful scenery. Yes sometimes we need quick breaks.

  3. vonmesser says:

    They are an amalgamation of the Carbiners and the Scots Greys of Waterloo fame.

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