Royal Scots Greys

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Royal Scots Greys

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(Military) the Royal Scots Greys (formerly) a British cavalry regiment, the Second Dragoons. Also known as: the Greys or the Scots Greys
[C17: from their grey uniforms]
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For the Royal Navy it was individual seniority but for the Army the awards were in regimental order of precedence with the senior regiment to appear being the 2nd Dragoons (the Royal Scots Greys).
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