Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoon)

The Royal Scots Greys was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1707 until 1971, when they amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys).

 

The regiment's history began in 1678, when three independent troops of Scots Dragoons were raised. In 1681, these troops were regimented to form The Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons, numbered the 4th Dragoons in 1694. They were already mounted on grey horses by this stage and were already being referred to as the Grey Dragoons. In 1707, they were renamed The Royal North British Dragoons (North Britain then being the envisaged common name for Scotland), but were already being referred to as the Scots Greys. In 1713, they were renumbered the 2nd Dragoons as part of deal between the establishments of the English Army and Scottish Army when they were being unified into the British Army.

 

They were also sometimes referred to, during the first Jacobite uprising, as Portmore's Dragoons.

 

In 1877, their nickname was finally made official when they became the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), which was inverted in 1921 to The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons). They kept this title until 2 July 1971, when they amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers, forming the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Name: Boakes, Stanley Christopher

Rank: Trooper

Age: 20

No.14434204

Unit:

Missing since: 07-10-1944

Next of Kin:

Groesbeek Panel: 1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Opheusen area, when the tank they were in were hit and set of fire.


Name: Mills, Frederick Henry

Rank: Trooper

Age: 25

No.329036

Unit:

Missing since: 07-10-1944

Next of Kin:

Groesbeek Panel: 1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Opheusen area, when the tank they were in were hit and set of fire.

Name: Carter, Frederick Donald

Rank: Trooper

Age: 21

No.7951184

Unit:

Missing since: 07-10-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Albert and Hilda Carter, of Skipton, Yorkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Opheusen area, when the tank they were in were hit and set of fire.

Name: Honeyman, Peter

Rank: Trooper

Age: 19

No.14644425

Unit:

Missing since: 07-10-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Elizabeth Hendry Honeyman, of Glasgow.

Son of John and Margaret Honeyman.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Opheusen area, when the tank they were in were hit and set of fire.