On Saturday 20th April 2013 the headstone of Private John Williams VC (Defender of Rorke's Drift) was rededicated in a moving ceremony at Llantarnum Church.
In attendance was the Regimental Band and Goat, representatives of the current Regiment plus descendants of a number of the Defenders of Rorke's Drift.
On Sunday 21st April in the Regimental Museum at Brecon a number of Anglo-Zulu War enthusiasts were treated to a rare showing of a black and white documentary illustrating the making of the 1964 classic film "Zulu". …
Private William Griffiths 2/24th was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Andaman Islands in 1867. He was one of the 553 men of his regiment to die fighting back to back at the hands of the Zulus at Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Today....
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