The Welsh Guards was raised on 26 February 1915 by order of King George V to complete the national complement of regiments of Foot Guards identified with the countries of the United Kingdom.
The Welsh Guards are proud to be the Fifth Regiment of Foot Guards and have been involved in both ceremonial and operational duties since its formation in 1915. We are a modern forward-looking Regiment steeped in history and our Regimental ethos is based on:
||Whether on the parade ground or on operations and training we strive for excellence in all that we do.
||We are a one Battalion Regiment and have a close knit community where 90% of our Guardsmen are recruited from Wales. This creates a unique and undeniable culture and ethos in the Regiment.
||Aside from the Regiment’s dual ceremonial and operational roles, we pride ourselves on providing a rich and varied experience for all through sports and adventurous training with an emphasis on personal development and building team cohesion.
||The Regiment have fought in almost every campaign the British Army have been involved in since World War One. Our heritage and proven success continues to shape who we are today.
Please look at the more detailed tabs on the Regiment and the Battalion to gain a deeper understanding of who the Welsh Guards are.