5th/6th Dragoons

The Inter-War Period

Formed in April 1922 from the amalgamation of the 5th Dragoon Guards (two squadrons) and The Inniskillings (one squadron) resulting in a two squadron Cavalry Regiment.

The Second World War

As a unit of the Royal Armoured Corps, it used the Vickers machine guns that equipped the light and medium tanks in the early stages of the War. When these were replaced, its association with the Vickers machine gun ceased.


  • The National Archives, WO 123/64 Army Orders 1922.