Monday, 11 May 2020

Based at Caernarfon Castle

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum is based at the wonderful Caernarfon Castle #MuseumsUnlocked #Castles Such a great place to work! @CaernarfonCadw @cadwwales #wales 




Sunday, 10 May 2020

Egypt 1916


Private 265283 Rowland Williams, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was the recipient of a Gold Medal presented by the King of Serbia for distinguished service in Egypt, 7th September 1916.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The loss of the Commerce on Lake Erie, Canada, 6 May 1850

6th MAY 1850 – ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

The loss of the Commerce on Lake Erie, Canada, 6 May 1850

The Reserve Battalion, which was in Canada, was crossing Lake Erie in the steamer Commerce when it was involved in a collision with another vessel.
It resulted in the death of the assistant surgeon, three sergeants, two corporals, nineteen privates and eight wives.

The officers’ mess silver was also lost with the regimental baggage.



Sunday, 3 May 2020

Bunting for VE Day


Decorate the front of your house for VE Day  - bunting designs are in this link so can be downloaded in one go...🌈 #VEday75 🇬🇧

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ASiV52ZzLAoXYA8GG7-00q-w171VVrDW

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

#nationalteaday

Sgt J Lloyd (right) and L/Cpl Jones, two motorcycle despatch riders of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers have a ‘brew’ before the attack on Evrecy, 16 July 1944.


Spelling - is it a c or an s?

Our frequently asked question - WHY IS WELCH SPELT WITH A "C"? This is the old English way of spelling 'Welsh'. During the Boer War & WW1 the official spelling was 'Welsh'. Army Order No. 56, 1920 stated the official spelling should be Welch.

A lock of hair

A lock of hair belonging to Colonel Sir Henry Walton Ellis KCB (29 November 1782 – 20 June 1815) was the Commander of the RWF 23rd of Foot at Waterloo and died of his wounds there.