Posted: Tue 13th Aug 2019

Royal Welch Fusiliers regimental records deposited at Flintshire Record Office

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 13th, 2019

The Flintshire Record Office welcomed the Shotton and Deeside Branch of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Comrades Association (RWFCA) recently.

They visited the Record Office to deposit a set of eight published volumes entitled “Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers” as well as gifting a copy of the history of the regiment signed by RWFCA officers.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers was formed in 1689 and primarily recruited in North Wales. 

Throughout its long history, it served in many campaigns.  In 2006, it was merged into The Royal Welsh.


Thirteen years after its inception, it was one of the earliest regiments to be honoured with a fusilier title, becoming known as The Welch Regiment of Fuzilieers.

It was one of the oldest regiments in the Army, hence the archaic spelling of the word ‘Welch’ instead of ‘Welsh’.

Claire Harrington, Flintshire County Council’s Principal Archivist, said:

“It was an honour to welcome the members of the RWFCA to the Record Office and a privilege to accept their generous donation of the Regimental Records which will be kept in the archives allowing future generations to read the fascinating history of one of the oldest regiments in the British Army.”



Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com

LATEST NEWS...

Changes to Flintshire Household Recycling Centres from next week

News

Shielding set to continue for 130,000 people in Wales until August 16

News

Drivers granted 7 month photocard licence extension

News

‘Travel safer’ advice to public from Transport for Wales

News

Power supplies back on in Flint following earlier outage

News

Police concerned fraudsters could take advantage of new coronavirus track and trace system

News

Chester Zoo told to prepare to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ putting the future survival of the zoo at risk

News

Police appeal for information after teenage girl sexually assaulted at Chester bus station

News

Schools in Wales will return at the end of June – Pupils will be given opportunity to “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September“

News