Researching a Soldier - RDG Museum

RDG Museum

Researching a Soldier - RDG Museum


The Royal Dragoon Guards (and its antecedent Regiments)' archive is located in the Regimental Museum. It is here that we hold a small volume of historical information on the Regiments.

Unfortunately, we hold no individual service records of soldiers who served in the 4th, 5th, or 7th Dragoon Guards, nor the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. For the period 1860-1920, the surviving records of these Regiments are held at The National Archives at Kew.

Records of those soldiers who served 1920 to date can be obtained from:

Army Personnel Centre,
Historical Disclosures,
Mail Point 400,
Kentigern House,
65 Brown Street,
G2 8EX.

Also within the museum is the Library, which contains some books and Regimental journals telling the 325 year history of the Regiment. The facility also has a small collection of photographs, but, in order that the images can be made available to veterans, researchers and other interested parties, the collection is at the moment being carefully sorted and collated.

Searching the Archive

A research service is available in York; all work is undertaken by Museum volunteers and staff and, as we receive no direct funding, there is a charge for each service.

The initial cost for this service is currently £15.00; this is non-refundable even if no information is found. We cannot guarantee what type of information will be returned from your search, only that which we hold within our Regimental archives. In many instances, our archive may reveal small snippets on an individual.

We regret that, owing to space limitations, visits to study the archives and library are by appointment only. Visits to the Archives must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, and a fee is also payable (unless the initial search fee of £15.00 has been paid). There may be further charges, for photocopying etc., as required. 

Please complete and submit our online Archive Enquiry Form, or use the link to the right of this page to download a printable version. If you are using the printed form, please send it, completed, with a £15.00 cheque made payable to The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum Fund, to:

Home Headquarters, The Royal Dragoon Guards
3 Tower Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO1 9SB.

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