The Great War
The 3rd Dragoon Guards was a Cavalry Regiment that would have had an MG Section as part of its Regimental Headquarters. These weapons would have been brigaded when the Machine Gun Corps was formed in 1915. The guns, and crews, would have been formed into a Machine Gun Squadron.
The 3rd D.G. joined the 6th Cavalry Brigade in Belgium on 04 November 1914.
As a unit of the 6th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division, the MG Section will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|11 November||Battle of Nonne Bosschen [I. Corps].|
|11 to 13 May||Battle of Frezenberg Ridge [Cav. Corps, until 12 May, then Cav. Force, Second Army].|
|26 to 28 September||Battle of Loos (Defence of Loos) [IV. Corps, First Army].|
The MG Section was brigaded into the 6th Cavalry MG Squadron on 29 February 1916.
The Inter-War Period
In 1922, the Machine Gun Corps was disbanded and the guns returned to the Cavalry Regiment as a Machine Gun Platoon.
In April 1922, the 3rd Dragoon Guards (two squadrons) was amalgamated with The Carabiners (1 squadron) to form 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards.
- Becke, 1934
- The National Archives, WO 123/64 Army Orders 1922.
- Wilkinson, 1968