26 Feb '15, 4pm

#Welsh Guards celebrate 100 year history with floodlit barracks in #London

#Welsh Guards celebrate 100 year history with floodlit barracks in #London

The Welsh Guards, the fifth regiment of Foot Guards, an icon of British military tradition in their red tunics and bearskins, celebrate their centenary today. As war raged in Flanders during the First World War the Welsh Guards were brought into existence on 26 February 1915 by Royal Warrant of His Majesty King George V, in order to include Wales in the national component of the Foot Guards, which already included England, Scotland and Ireland. Many of those first Welsh Guardsman who formed the Regiment were Welshmen who transferred from The Grenadier Guards, eager to represent their nation at home and abroad. Since their founding the Welsh Guards have fought in some of the most challenging conflicts of the modern age. From the First and Second World Wars to Egypt, Palestine, Aden, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, they have ser...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/26928.aspx

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