Thursday, 9 June 2016

1st June 1953 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY Queen Elizabeth II became Colonel-in-Chief

Queen Elizabeth II became Colonel-in-Chief, 1953

On the day before her coronation Her Majesty became the third royal Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment when she succeeded her late father, King George VI. Traditionally, the Monarch has always been the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and Her Majesty is now the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Welsh.

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