GWELL ANGAU NA CHYWILYDD - DEATH RATHER THAN DISHONOUR
We are The Royal Welsh, loyal to our Royal Welsh family and proud of our history.
We live by our motto, Gwell Angau na Chywilydd: Death rather than Dishonour.
We are selfless in spirit, inspiring each other to achieve the extraordinary.
We are determined to succeed, courageous in adversity, never failing in our duty.
We are ferocious in battle, always ready to stand up, step forward and serve our nation.
We are Welsh Warriors.
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 Royal Welsh is Wales’s oldest and most decorated regiment and her only armoured infantry. As the Army’s most experienced armoured infantry unit, the Royal Welsh is a key part of the 3rd (UK) Division – the only warfighting division at continual operational readiness in the UK; ready to protect the UK and project our influence across the globe.
The Royal Welsh has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently to Estonia on Op CABRIT. In 2019, individual Royal Welshmen have been on operations in Somalia, Estonia and Afghanistan. Beyond operations, Welsh Warriors have opportunities to deploy abroad on exercises in Canada, Germany, Cyprus, Brunei, Kenya and more. Adventurous training, sports and Short Term Training Teams further increase the chances for motivated men and women to fulfil their potential as part of a close knit, family regiment.
Through the years
The history of the Royal Welsh covers over 330 years, including nearly every major campaign that the British Army has participated in. Its antecedent regiments, the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Wales amalgamated in 2006, uniting in one family regiment the 23rd, 24th, 41s & 69th Regiments of Foot.
The 23rd & 24th of Regiment’s of Foot are first raised, just 8 days apart on the 16th and 24th of March this year.
The 24th of Foot (later known as the South Wales Borderers), fought at Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift where it would be awarded seven Victoria Crosses
The 38th (Welsh) Infantry Division, containing the Royal Welch Fusiliers, the South Wales Borderers and the Welch Regiment, fight in the Battle of the Somme and at Mametz Wood.
The South Wales Borderers are the only Welsh unit to land at D Day. They would proceed to liberate the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and later participate in the liberation of Arnhem.
During the Korean War Welsh Warriors once again fought together: 1 WELCH were sent to Korea accompanied by a company of RWF and a platoon from the SWB.
Since 9/11 the Royal Welsh have deployed to Iraq on TELIC 10, Afghanistan on HERRICK 11 & 16 and most recently to Estonia on Op CABRIT 2. The Royal Welsh are a key element of the UK’s only warfighting division and contribute to one of the Army’s Specialised Infanty Battalions.
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 Phone: 02920 781173
RHQ The Royal Welsh (Cardiff)
Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, CF14 3YE Phone: 02920 781202
B Company (3 R WELSH)
Army Reserve Centre: Alamein Rd, Morfa, Swansea, SA1 2HP Phone: 01792450113
B Company Detachment
Boulevard St, Brieuc, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, SY23 1PH Phone: 01792 450113
C Company (3 R WELSH)
Army Reserve Centre: Broadway, Pontypridd, CF37 1BW Phone: 01443 484639
C Company Detachment
Detachment: Drill Hall, Bethesda St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8LF Phone: 01443 484639
D Company (3 R WELSH)
Army Reserve Centre: Groes Rd, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, LL29 8PU Phone: 01492 532304
D Company Detachment
Detachment: Hightown Barracks, Kingsmills Rd, Wrexham, LL13 8RD Phone: 01492 532304
HQ Company (3 R WELSH)
Army Reserve Centre: Maindy Barracks, Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff, CF14 3YE Phone: 02920 781173
The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh
Raglan Barracks, Newport, NP20 5XE Phone: 02920 781173
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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.