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Regimental Casualty Officer

Jiffy Myers is now employed by the Welsh Guards Appeal as the Regimental Casualty Officer. His role, which started in February 2014, is to provide a new tier of support for our bereaved families and injured soldiers, whether physical or mental, when they have left the Army.

The Unit Welfare Officer and his small team will continue to support Welsh Guardsmen that are still serving. The RCO will overlap this support, so that as soldiers transition into civilian life, there will be a continuity of assistance for them. He will be the main point of contact for our bereaved families and conduct regular visits to them.

Our families and friends have raised large sums of money over the years for various funds and foundations. One of the RCO’s tasks will be to realise our Regimental Family’s needs and wisely use the money raised to support them, where there is a need to do so.

Some examples so far have been to fund alterations to properties, for ease of access and provide funding for specialist counselling and vocational courses. Assistance has also been given for ex-Welsh Guardsmen to compile CVs and apply for employment and grants.

The RCO runs a database of all casualties since 1982 and conducts visits when requested to do so. Any assistance that is needed by an individual is sought either from the Regiment or other agencies e.g. Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Combat Stress and many others.

Referrals for support can be made directly by the soldier or through family and friends. Every correspondence is treated with the strictest of confidence. Most visits are conducted at the individual’s home at a time convenient to them.

The RCO can be contacted on 07456 985729; or
Email: rco@gmail.com

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