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Corps of Drums

Today's Corps of Drums is a result of an amalgamation on 1st July 1999 between the 3rd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers and the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales.
The Corps consists of members based in Hightown Barracks, Wrexham (Hightown Detachment (HD)) and Raglan Barracks, Newport (Raglan Detachment (RD)). Currently they retain their previous Regimental cap badges; they can be easily identified with the Black Fusilier Caps (HD) and the White Colonial helmet (RD) famously associated with the defence of Rorke's Drift, which was brought to the big screen in the film 'Zulu'.

The Corps has performed at various prestigious events both at home and abroad including Military Tattoos, State functions and Civilian events. Most recently and notably they performed at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House Australia, with the Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh to much acclaim.

They have also toured extensively to countries including Canada, Belgium, Holland, France, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Nearer home they have performed at the Royal Variety Show in Cardiff's Millennium Centre, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Builth Wells and regularly can be seen at the home of Welsh Rugby in the Millennium Stadium for Wales' International Rugby matches.

They continue to perform solely as a Corps and with the Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh on many engagements both Military and Civilian throughout the year. The Regimental Goat Mascot, 'Shenkin', with Goat Major, Sgt Joseph, accompany the Corps and the Regimental Band on many of its engagements.

All of the members are volunteers and have to juggle a hectic schedule of engagements with their full time employment in civilian life.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Corps of Drums, or know of someone who may be interested, please contact us using the information on this page.

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