1,2,3 Battalions Royal Welsh....

Am I right in the thinking that...

In the 1st & 3rd Battalion your a Fusilier, but in the 2nd your a Private.

That the 1st & 3rd Battalions wear the hackle, but the 2nd doesn`t, or is it that the RRW brought the capbadge & the RWF brought the hackle?

Do all 3 Battalions wear the same cap badge, or are they slighty different depending on which Battalion there from?

Do they all wear the stable belt?

That the 1st are still considered the RWF & the 2rd RRW, & the third either or depending which part of the country they come from?


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The Royal Welsh website, gives the following info...

The Royal Welsh formed on 1 March 2006 from the three Welsh Infantry battalions of the Prince of Wales's Division; The Royal Welch Fusiliers, The Royal Regiment Wales and The Royal Welsh Regiment (TA). Wales's first large regiment draws on men from the whole of Wales for recruitment providing a unique opportunity for Welshmen to serve in a variety of infantry roles with other Welshmen.

1 R WELSH - 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers) - is a light battalion currently serving in Cyprus, with companies rotating between duties guading key points between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot zones, training and providing security for the Falkland Islands and as hot weather reserve forces for Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2008 the battalion will move to Chester to establish its home base.

2 R WELSH - 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales) - is an armoured infantry battalinon equipped with the famous WARRIOR AFV and based at Tidworth on Salisbury Plain. 2 R WELSH occupy one of the Army's most modern Barracks.

3 R WELSH - 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh - is the new regiment's Territorial Army (TA) battalion . Its Headquarters is at Maindy Barracks Cardiff and has company locations at Swansea, Pontypridd, Aberystwyth, Wrexham and Colwyn Bay. Many soldiers from these companies have served in support of the two regular battalions on operations world wide.

Jugding by the roll of honour for Iraq. The 2 Battalion seem to use the rank Pte.

Pte Barber joined the 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh three years ago and was on his second tour of duty in Iraq
all Bns wear same stable belt and hackle,
the First Bn have fusiliers, with the Second having privates, in the third bn the northern coys are fusilers with the southern coys being privates
current capbadge is the old rrw badge with the white hackle, but soon to change to the new capbadge

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