Queen Presents New Standard To Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

“I won’t lie – I was a wee bit nervous before going out..."

The Queen has presented the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards with a new standard.

Her Majesty flew in to Leuchars Station in Fife to meet some of the soldiers from one of the army’s most historic units and their families.  

Members of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards formed a guard of honour for the Queen, who is the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief.

After inspecting the parade, the Queen presented the regiment with its new standard.

Lieutenant Colonel Dom Coombes, Commanding Officer, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, said: “It’s a huge thing - I mean huge for the regiment.

“I won’t lie – I was a wee bit nervous before going out but it was great and so nice of Her Majesty to come here to Leuchars to present the regiment with a new standard.”

The unit has seen deployments in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan under its previous standard.

After the ceremony, the Queen chatted with some of the soldiers and inspected some of the equipment used by the unit most recently in Cyprus as part of Operation TOSCA.

She then inspected artwork created by local children and talked to soldiers’ families.