C Squadron, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG) are currently deployed in Poland as part of the UK’s commitment to NATO’s Enhanced Forward presence in Poland and the Baltic states. The Operation is helping to ensure security in Eastern Europe and provide reassurance to NATO allies. The SCOTS DG are one of Britain’s oldest and most well known Regiments with Battle Honours stretching back to Waterloo, they are also Scotland’s only Regular Cavalry Regiment and perform the role of Light Cavalry.
The regiment, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. In November 2013, the unit bade farewell to its Challenger 2 tanks and converted to a Light Cavalry unit, armed with Jackal vehicles. Under the Army 2020 plan, it was re-reroled as a light cavalry unit, and moved to Leuchars Station in summer 2015.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is paired up with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, an Army Reserve light cavalry regiment. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is broken into the following structure: A Squadron, B Squadron, C Squadron, D Squadron, Headquarters Squadron. The regiment is currently based at Leuchars Station, as part of the Scottish 51st Infantry Brigade.