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. 


On thins day 19th April 1775

19 April 1775 
Action at Lexington & Concord in the War of American Independence. The RWF were part of a force of 700 men who marched to Lexington where the militia awaited them. Shots were exchanged & men were killed.The 1st shots fired in the War of Independence!

Monday, 13 April 2020

The death of Lt W.G.C Gladstone

13th April 1915 - ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

The death of Lt W.G.C Gladstone

William Glynne Charles Gladstone, MP a grandson of the former Prime Minister, was Born 14 Jul 1885 the eldest son of the late William Henry Gladstone MP and wife the Hon Gertrude Stuart Gladstone, of Hawarden Castle. Was educated at Eton, and New College Oxford (1904), was President of the Oxford Union 1907. He served as Hon Attache at the British Embassy Washington, then in Oct 1911 he won the bye election and entered the House of Commons as the Liberal member for Kilmarnock. On the out break of war, he was commissioned 2/Lt (15/8/14) to the 3rd Bn where he served until seconded to the 1st Bn in France 22 March 1915, Promoted Lt (7/4/15), he was wounded near Laventie, and died two hours later of wounds 13 Apr 1915. His body was re-turned to the UK and buried in Hawarden (St.Deiniol) Churchyard, UK.





Sunday, 12 April 2020

Pasg Hapus Happy Easter


6 APRIL 1812 – ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

6 APRIL 1812 – ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

The siege of Badajoz, Spain, 1812

The Fusilier Brigade, with the 23rd, was chosen to lead the assault on the Great Breach.  The stormers rushed forward through a tremendous fire but were held up by the defences, and the appalling fire which rained down from above. For two hours they tried to break in until, eventually, other troops were able to scale the walls, and by dawn the garrison had 
surrendered. The Regiment had some 150 casualties.  BADAJOZ became a battle honour.





Friday, 3 April 2020