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DATE: - THURSDAY 22nd February 2018

The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales visits the museum
in Caernarfon Castle of
‘That Astonishing Infantry’1
and afterwards lunches at Plas Dinas
1Sir William Napier’s description of the Fusilier Brigade at the battle of Albuera in 1811

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, the Master with eighteen Liverymen and friends visited The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum housed in the walls and towers of Edward the First’s castle in Caernarfon. We were welcomed by Col John Williams MC DL on behalf of the Chairman of the Museum Trust Lieut Gen Jonathan Riley CB DSO. Colonel Williams enthralled us with the history of this illustrious and oldest infantry regiment of Wales (formed in 1689), one of the most famous of the British Army, termed Royal as early as 1712. We learned of their journeys to battles around the world (beginning with the Battle of the Boyne in 1690), their triumphs, their setbacks and their famous members (Hedd Wyn, Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon for example). We then toured the extensive displays of medals (case upon case), uniforms, personal letters, weapons and campaign maps.

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Liverymen and guests lunch at Plas Dinas: Col John Williams sits on the Master's right and the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Edmund Bailey on her left
Text and Photo: John Solbé