Royal Welch history begins with the campaigns of William III, and includes Marlborough’s wars, the American War of Independence, the wars with Revolutionary and
Napoleonic France, the Crimean War, the Boer War and China. Many battalions of the Regiment saw action in the First and Second World Wars. In peacetime the Royal Welch has provided garrison troops in Canada, India, Hong Kong and the West Indies.
More recently the Royal Welch has carried out many tours of duty in Northern Ireland and has been deployed on peace-keeping and humanitarian operations, often under the UN or NATO. These have included missions in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
On March 1st 2006 the three Welsh infantry regiments combined to form a new regiment – The Royal Welsh. The title of the Royal Welch Fusiliers now is 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers).
North Wales is the traditional home of the Royal Welch Fusiliers but recruits have come from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland, particularly during the two World Wars. This means that the Regiment has connections with families worldwide and we will be pleased to help with your family history research. Our Enquiries page will tell you how to proceed.