Monday, 4 September 2017

1st September 2006 ON THIS DAY IN RWFHISTORY - Kyffin Williams

Sir Kyffin Williams OBE RA died, 1st September 2006


He was Wales’s greatest artist of the twentieth century. He came from Anglesey and served with the 6th Battalion before and during the early part of the Second World War before being medically discharged. Three of his paintings of Royal Welchmen are in the Regimental Museum.








Museum panels art work being created

You might be interested in seeing how the art work was done for the panels in the connecting corridor between the two towers of the Museum.

https://youtu.be/q88bJ9IMZJ8

Welsh Knife of 9th Battalion RWF

OBJECT OF THE MONTH BY ROYAL ARMOURIES

https://blog.royalarmouries.org/2017/09/01/object-of-the-month-for-june-welsh-knife-of-the-9th-battalion-royal-welch-fusiliers/




Saturday, 1 July 2017

ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS FIRST WORLD SURVIVORS


At the end of the cataclysmic conflict of the First World War some units took photographs of those soldiers who had started and finished the war in the same unit. Numbers were understandably small when considered those who were killed, 10,000 Royal Welshmen, wounded or due to their service at the front impacting their health making them unable to continue to serve. These photos are of 1 and 4 RWF who would have gone to war with a relatively well established and experienced group of soldiers. Many would have been friends for many years prior to the start of the war and so the impact of casualties would have had a big impact on those who survived.




30 June 1916

30 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon is notified that he has been awarded the Military Cross.