Gwell Angau Na Chywilydd - Death Rather Than Dishonour
The Royal Welsh exists to represent the people of Wales, serve the United Kingdom and to enforce its interests at home and overseas.
Those who serve in The Royal Welsh will excel at mounted and dismounted combat and draw strength from our rich history and heritage. Each man must constantly drive to perfect the ways of the modern warrior - a Welsh Warrior.
1 March 2006
Your career development is important to us. Whether you decide to stay for a short time or want to complete a full career your training and personal development will be a priority to us. All of the jobs that follow are on offer to you.
- Combat Infantryman
- Warrior Gunner/Driver
- Machine Gunner
- Mortar Crewman
- Anti-Tank Missiles
The Royal Welsh are taking a leading role in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Estonia on Op CABRIT.
- Op HERRICK - Afghanistan
- Op TELIC - Iraq
We are 96% Welsh and recruit from across Wales; many soldiers serve with relatives or close friends in the same Battalion.
The Royal Welsh emulate the fine standards and traditions of its gallant forebears, to make it one of the finest Regiments in the British Army. Royal Welshmen are all part of one Welsh Regimental family.
RHQ The Royal Welsh (Cardiff)
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, CF14 3YE
The Royal Welsh
I wanted to be a Welsh Warrior Ryan, 20
The 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh operates as the Lead Armoured Infantry task force in the British Army; a new concept in Army 2020 and sees the Battalion regularly deploy to BATUS in order to remain at Full Operating Capability.
Members of the 1st Battalion have completed operational tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan and have recently deployed on Operation HERRICK 11 and Operation HERRICK 16. During Operation HERRICK 11, members of the battalion played a leading role spearheading Operation MOSHTARAK in order to clear insurgents from areas of central Helmand.
Through the years
The Royal Welsh was formed in 2006 by the amalgamation of The Royal Welch Fusiliers and The Royal Regiment of Wales, two distinguished infantry regiments of the line, whose legacy goes back to the year 1689.
They, and their antecedent regiments have frequently fought side by side in great and bloody conflicts - especially during the two World Wars of the 20th century, and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
King William III charged Lord Herbert of Chirbury and Sir Edward Dering to each raise a regiment of foot for service in Ireland.
The 24th Regiment of Foot (SWB)
immortal defence of Rorke’s Drift, at which the regiment was awarded seven Victoria Crosses.
Ten battalions were engaged in the battle of the Somme, including those in the 38th Division, which fought with great heroism at MametzWood.
Three Territorial battalions, the 4th, 6th and 7th, landed in Normandy as part of the 53rd (Welsh) Division. They fought across France, Belgium, and in Holland where they were engaged in the successful battle for ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
1 WELCH embarked for Korea as part of Commonwealth Division; included 5 officers and 100 men from RWF and 1 officer and 30 men from SWB.
1 RWELSH main body deployed to Afghanistan, Op HERRICK 11 as part of Op MOSHTARAK.
1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1 R WELSH)
Lucknow Barracks, Lowa Road, Tidworth, SP9 7BU 07826 858273
3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh (3 R WELSH)
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, CF14 3YE 02920 781346
RHQ The Royal Welsh (Cardiff)
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, CF14 3YE 02920 781202
RHQ The Royal Welsh (Wrexham)
Hightown Barracks, Wrexham, LL13 8RD 01978 316187
Meet The Royal Welsh
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Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh have deployed to Estonia, renewing the UK’s commitment to our NATO allies in Europe and standing ready to defend in the face of any potential aggression.
There has been a delay in a British Army unit selecting its newest recruit, but they have finally got their goat and Fusilier Shenkin IV has officially begun his training with 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh.