3rd (Prince of Wales') Dragoon Guards

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Also known as 3rd Carabiniers


  • 1685 raised as the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse and ranked as the 4th Regiment of Horse
  • 1687 renamed the 4th Regiment of Horse
  • 1746 renamed the 3rd Dragoon Guards
  • 1751 renamed the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards
  • 1921 renamed the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's)
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards
  • 1928 renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
  • 1941, February 01, a cadre of men became the 25th Dragoons.
  • 1971 amalgamated with The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG)

Service in British India

Regimental journal

The Feather and Carbine. (Regimental Journal of the 3rd Carabiniers). At least some editions are available at the British Library. Some volumes have been scanned and are available online, refer 'External links' below, although it is possible that part of the text/sections are missing, as the text seems rather limited for some editions.

Regimental history

I Serve: Regimental History of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), by Lieutenant-Colonel L. B. Oatts. Published by Home Headquarters 3rd Carabiniers Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards, 1966. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095785

External Links

Historical Books Online