LAUNCHING THE VOLUME – COME TO THE PARTY!
The Volume will be launched at a series of events in the Spring of 2019, to which all members of the Regiment, past and present, and guests, are cordially invited. At each event, there will be refreshments, a short illustrated talk, and the chance to buy signed copies at a discounted price. The launch events will be held as follows:
• The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, LONDON on Thursday 28 March 2019, 18.15 hrs to 20.00 hrs. (No parking available at the National Army Museum, please see website for transport details: https://www.nam.ac.uk/plan-visit )
• Officers’ Mess, 3 Royal Welsh, Maindy Barracks, CARDIFF, on Thursday 4 April 2019,
18.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
• Officers’ Mess, 3 Royal Welsh, Hightown Barracks, WREXHAM, on Thursday 11 April 2019,
18.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
Please complete the form below and return it by post or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org , indicating which events you would like to attend (names for attendance is required for security reasons). There will be no charge for the evening.
HOW TO GET COPIES AFTER THAT
After the launch events, books can be ordered from the Museum shop at Caernarfon Castle (see the website for details) – again at a discount to past and present members of the Regiment – either for postal delivery or collection at Cardiff, Wrexham and Caernarfon.
Click here to download the form if you'd like to attend
The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will find a wealth of original exhibits, supported by film, sound and models, which tell the story of over 300 years of service by Wales' oldest infantry regiment, in peacetime and in war, all around the world.
You can learn how the Regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses and hear the words of the famous writers who served with the Royal Welch during the First World War - Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, 'Hedd Wyn', David Jones and Frank Richards. You will see what life was like for the ordinary soldier and his family and discover the Regiment's unique traditions.
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 the 1st March 2006 the two line Welsh Infantry regiments combined to form a new regiment - The Royal Welsh. Between 2006 and 2014 the title of the Royal Welch Fusiliers was retained as 1st Battalion Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers). With further defence cuts in 2014 the 1st and 2nd Battalions were combined to form the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh (23rd/24th/41st of Foot). The values, traditions and heritage of the Royal Welch Fusiliers are now preserved in the regular 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh and the Reserve 3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh.
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.