The Dutch mounted Carabiniers date back to 2nd (Heavy) Cavalry regiment raised in the 1680s, however they briefly ceased to exist during the period of the Batavian Republic. The Allied order of battle at the Battle of Waterloo included the Netherlands Cavalry Division commanded by Lieutenant-General Jean Alphonse Baron de Collaert which in turn included a brigade of three Carabinier regiments newly raised from the cuirassiers of the Dutch contribution to the Napoleonic La Grande Armee
At Waterloo, the 3rd Carabiniers were in the 1st Heavy Cavalry Brigade which was commanded by General-Major A.D Trip.
The Brigade consisted of
1st Carabiniers (Regiment karabiniers No. 1) Commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel L. P. Coenegracht
2nd Carabiniers (Regiment karabiniers No. 2) Commanded by Colonel J. B. de Bruijn
3rd Carabiniers (Regiment karabiniers No. 3) Commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel C. M. Lechleitner