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The Royal Welsh

The Royal Welsh are Wales' Infantry Regiment, consisting of two regular and one reserve battalions. The Royal Welsh has a long and distinguished history, producing courageous, tough, resourceful and professional soldiers.

The Regiment retains strong links with Wales and is extremely proud of its Welsh heritage. In joining the Royal Welsh, you join a unique family, offering a challenging, diverse and above all, rewarding career.

The Royal Welsh was formed on 1 March 2006 from three former Regiments

  • The Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • The Royal Regiment of Wales
  • The Royal Welsh Regiment (Army Reserve)

These regiments came together to form what is now The Royal Welsh consisting of the following three battalions

1 Royal Welsh

The 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1 R WELSH) is based at The Dale Barracks in Chester.

2 Royal Welsh

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh is based at Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth, Wiltshire and is an armoured infantry battalion.

3 Royal Welsh

The 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh is the Regiment's Army Reserve battalion.