The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh is to close on Friday 12th October for a staff training day. We apologise for the obvious inconvenience this will cause those who intended to visit on the 12th, and we would not close were there an alternative. However, it is vital the Museumâs staff, volunteers and Trustees all attend this particular event, so we have decided it is best to close for the day. We will open again as normal on Monday 15th October. We would like to thank our visitors for their understanding on this occasion.
40361 Pte Walter COOK of Leyland, Lancashire, 16 WELSH, killed in action Belgium 22 October 1916, buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium
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Part Of Co-op’s Community Fund
The Museum has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the Co-op’s Community Fund. This means that if you’re a Co-op member, you can nominate us to receive 1% of whatever you spend there until October 2018. More details can be found at the link below.
This book serves as a 'prequel' to the Anglo-Zulu War, which followed in 1879, some units and their officers fighting in both wars. Prominent among them was the 1st Battalion of the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment under its commanding officer Col....
Welcome to the Website for The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Royal Welsh is Wales's infantry regiment. It has inherited a distinguished military tradition from its predecessors: The Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) and The Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th, 41st and 69th Foot - and later the South Wales Borderers, Welch Regiment and Monmouthshire Regiment). Although, in some respects, the story only began on 1st March 2006 when The Royal Welsh was formed, its history reaches back to the year 1689 when the 23rd and 24th Regiments of Foot were first raised.
In over 320 years of service, the Regiment has gained 244 Battle Honours and 43 of its soldiers have received The Victoria Cross. It has been involved in many significant events in British military history.
The Regiment today has strong links with Wales and its people, which gives it a distinct flair and esprit de corps. This website can only give an introduction to The Royal Welsh's rich history and its soldiers. The Regimental Museum in Brecon tells this story in greater detail. Opened in 1935 it is recognised as one of finest regimental museums in Britain. Come and see us.
Gwell Angau na Chywilydd - Better Death than Dishonour