As a result of the 1967 Defence Review,
drastic cuts were proposed in the armed forces; the
Welsh Brigade was to be reduced by one battalion. Fortunately,
an interchange of officers and senior ranks had occurred
for many years between regiments in the Brigade, so
the amalgamation of the South Wales Borderers with the
Welch Regiment, although tinged with much sadness, enabled
the newly formed Royal Regiment of Wales to capitalise
immediately on the traditions and soldierly qualities
of two fine Welsh regiments.
Today, The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st
Foot) is a highly professional infantry regiment of
the British Army. 1st Battalion is the regular component
and this is supported by two RRW badged companies of
the Royal Welsh Regiment of the Territorial Army. Recruits
predominantly come from South Wales.