3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) [UK]
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 3rd Dragoon Guards
(Prince of Wales's)
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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1685.07.15 Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse
formed by regimentation of troops of Cuirassiers formed earlier in 1685 (Thomas, Earl of Plymouth in Worcestershire; Claude, Earl of Abercorn in Oxfordshire; Lord Eyland at St. Albans; Lord Grey in Bedfordshire; Lionel Walden in Huntingdon; Ambrose Brown at Dorking); ranked as 4th Horse; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1746.12.25 George Wade's Regiment of Dragoon Guards
ranked as 3rd Dragoon Guards
1751.07.01 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards
1765 3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
(named for the future King George IV)
3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
1921.01.01 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)
1922.10.24 amalgamated with 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers), to form 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards
pip Deployment and Service
pip 3rd Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards, by Stephen Luscombe (The British Empire)
pip Timelines (RSDG Regimental site)
pip The Dragoon Guards, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip British Cavalry Regiments, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
RHQ and Depot:
  Home HQ: [none]
  Recruiting Area: nationwide
Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Peninsula, Abyssinia, South Africa 1901-02

The Great War1 Ypres 1914 '15, Nonne Bosschen, Frezenberg, Loos, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Somme 1918, St. Quentin, Avre, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

1. awarded Sep. 1922 and amended Feb. 1925.

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  • Uniforms, by Stephen Luscombe (The British Empire)
  • Pouchbelts, by Stephen Luscombe (The British Empire)
  • Sabretaches, by Stephen Luscombe (The British Empire)
1685.07.15 Col. Thomas (Windsor-Hickman), 1st Earl of Plymouth
1687.11.06 Maj-Gen. Sir John Fenwick, Bt.
1688.12.31 Gen. Richard (Savage), 4th Earl Rivers, (Viscount Colchester)
1692.01.23 Col. John (Berkeley), 3rd Lord Berkeley of Stratton
1693.12.01 Lt-Gen. Cornelius Wood
1712.05.18 Lt-Gen. Thomas (Windsor), 1st Viscount Windsor (Baron Montjoy)
1717.03.19 F.M. George Wade [also 33rd Foot; C-in-C 1945]
1748.03.15 Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Howard, KB
1765.09.06 Gen. Lord Robert Manners
1782.06.07 Gen. Philip Honywood
1785.02.23 Lt-Gen. Richard Burton Phillipson [to 1783; also 20th Lt Dgns]
1792.08.22 Gen. Sir William Fawcett, KB
1804.04.02 Gen. Richard Vyse [also 29th Lt Dgns]
1825.06.02 Gen. Sir William Payne, Bt. [also 12th Lancers, 19th Lt Dgns, 23rd Lt Dgns]
1831.04.22 Gen. Samual Hawker, GCH
1839.01.01 Gen. Sir James Charles Dalbiac, KCH
1842.09.24 Lt-Gen. Francis Newbery
1847.11.19 Gen. Charles Murray (Cathcart), 2nd Earl Cathcart, GCB (Lord Greenock)
1851.01.09 Lt-Gen. James Claud Bourchier, KC
1859.02.13 Gen. Sir John Scott, KCB
1866.06.17 Gen. Robert Richardson Robertson, CB
1883.11.02 Gen. Sir William Henry Seymour, KCB
1891.01.05 Lt-Gen. Conyers Tower, CB
1903.03.02 Maj-Gen. Andrew Smythe Montague Browne
1905.07.11 Maj-Gen. George Salis-Schwabe, CB
1907.06.14 Maj-Gen. Hon. Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot, KCB
1920.10.01 Maj-Gen. Sir Nevill Maskelyne Smyth, VC, KCB [continued 1922 in 3rd/6th DG]
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Musicians: quick: Men of Harlech (trad.)
slow: Dragoon Guards
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


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monument Cheshire Military Museum, Chester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Edinburgh (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Edinburgh (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
book Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Third, or Prince of Wales' Regiment of Dragoon Guards containing an account of the formation of the Regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1838. London : Clowes, 1838. (Historical records of the British Army)
book Oatts, Lewis Balfour. I serve : regimental history of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards). Chester : Home Headquarters 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)], 1966.
book Holt, H. P. The history of the Third (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, 1914-1918. Guildford : Privately Printed 1937.
book Wood, Stephen. In the finest tradition : the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) : its history and treasures. Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub. Co., 1988. ISBN: 185158174X
Short Histories:
book 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) : 250th anniversary of the raising of the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards). Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1935.
book Regimental history : 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards). [s.l. : s.n.], 1957.