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History

The Band of the Prince of Wales's Division was formed on the 22 of May 2006 and is based in St Athan, South Wales. The primary role of the band is to provide musical support to the Army and the Regiments of the Prince of Wales's Division.

The Prince of Wales's Division has two Regiments: 

  • The Mercian Regiment 
  • The Royal Welsh 

The Band has performed at numerous engagements including the formation parades of the Mercian Regiment and the Royal Welsh, St David's Day 2007 in the presence of the HM The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief R WELSH, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and at Clarence House in the presence of the HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief MERCIAN.

The Band has also played at homecoming and medals parades for the battalions of the Mercian Regiment and the Royal Welsh who have been deployed recently in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Other high profile engagements have included The Queen's Birthday celebrations in Dubai and performing to an audience of over 80,000 at the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

The Band is proud to continue the many musical traditions developed over the 300 years of British military music and is also broadening its appeal through its musical diversity.

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