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  • Raymond Hobbs
    Interesting that the 24th (and indeed the 23rd - Royal Welch Fusliers) were present at so many battles in the Peninsula - yet they are completely ignored by
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2002
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      Interesting that the 24th (and indeed the 23rd - Royal Welch Fusliers)
      were present at so many battles in the Peninsula - yet they are
      completely ignored by Bernard Cornwell in his Sharpe books. Dammit.
      Ray Hobbs

      Larry Lozon wrote:

      > A few Dates In the History of
      > The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
      > From: http://www.rrw.org.uk/dates.shtml
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      > Especially
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      > 27th January 1920
      >
      > Official approval granted to spell the title of the Welsh
      > Regiment 'WELCH'.
      > ______________
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      > 21st January 1813
      > Anniversary of the battle of Fort Miami involving the 41st Foot.
      >
      > 22nd January 1879
      > * Queen's Colour 1/24th saved by Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill
      > after the disaster at Isandhlwana. A Regimental Anniversary.
      >
      > 23rd January 1879
      > * Immortal defence of Rorke's Drift. The 24th Foot are awarded
      > 7 out of 11 Victoria Crosses.
      >
      > 27th January 1920
      > Official approval granted to spell the title of the Welsh Regiment
      > 'WELCH'.
      >
      > 4th February 1879
      > Queen's Colour 1/24th recovered from the Buffalo River after
      > Isandhlwana.
      >
      > 25th February 1831
      > 41st Foot given the title the 'Welsh' Regiment.
      >
      > 27th February 1814
      > Anniversary of battle for Orthes, the first major action on French
      > soil at the end of the long Peninsular campaign. The 2/24th Foot
      > were in the thick of the action.
      >
      > 1st March
      > * St. David's Day. Leeks issued to all ranks of the Regiment.
      > 4th March 1914
      >
      > 23rd March 1794
      > 41st Foot involved in the surrender of Martinique.
      >
      > 28th April 1758
      > The 2/24th Foot renumbered as 69th Foot. 69th Foot in
      > 1881 become 2/WELCH.
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      > 5th May 1813
      > 41st Foot involved in the action at Fort Meigs, Upper Canada.
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      > 16th June 1815
      > 2/69th took part in the battle of Quatre Bras.
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      > 6th July 1802
      > The 24th Regiment awarded the Battle Honour of a Sphinx
      > superscribed 'Egypt' for helping to defeat Napoleon's Army
      > in Egypt in 1801.
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      > 20th July 1871
      > The purchase of Army commissions abolished.
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      > 22nd July 1812
      > Anniversary of the battle of Salamanca during the peninsular
      > campaign in Spain involving the 2/24th.
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      > 27th July 1809
      > Anniversary of battle of Talavera. The 2/24th stood firm,
      > despite 50% casualties, allowing the Foot Guards' Brigade
      > to reform and Wellington wins the day.
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      > 16th August 1812
      > Capture of Fort Detroit by the 41st Foot.
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      > 13th October 1812
      > Battle of Queenston Heights, Upper Canada involving 41st Foot.
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    • Raymond Hobbs
      But, the 16th, City of Cardiff, Battalion jumped the gun and used WELCH on their epaulettes from 1915. Designed their own collar badge too - the City of
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 1, 2002
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        But, the 16th, City of Cardiff, Battalion jumped the gun and used WELCH
        on their epaulettes from 1915. Designed their own collar badge too -
        the City of Cardiff Coat of Arms. Feisty lot.
        Ray Hobbs

        Larry Lozon wrote:

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        > 27th January 1920
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        > Official approval granted to spell the title of the Welsh
        > Regiment 'WELCH'.
        > ______________
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      • Larry Lozon
        A few Dates In the History of The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) From: http://www.rrw.org.uk/dates.shtml Especially 27th January 1920 Official
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 1, 2002
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          A few Dates In the History of
          The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
          From: http://www.rrw.org.uk/dates.shtml

          Especially

          27th January 1920

          Official approval granted to spell the title of the Welsh
          Regiment 'WELCH'.
          ______________

          21st January 1813
          Anniversary of the battle of Fort Miami involving the 41st Foot.

          22nd January 1879
          * Queen's Colour 1/24th saved by Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill
          after the disaster at Isandhlwana. A Regimental Anniversary.

          23rd January 1879
          * Immortal defence of Rorke's Drift. The 24th Foot are awarded
          7 out of 11 Victoria Crosses.

          27th January 1920
          Official approval granted to spell the title of the Welsh Regiment 'WELCH'.

          4th February 1879
          Queen's Colour 1/24th recovered from the Buffalo River after Isandhlwana.

          25th February 1831
          41st Foot given the title the 'Welsh' Regiment.

          27th February 1814
          Anniversary of battle for Orthes, the first major action on French
          soil at the end of the long Peninsular campaign. The 2/24th Foot
          were in the thick of the action.

          1st March
          * St. David's Day. Leeks issued to all ranks of the Regiment.
          4th March 1914

          23rd March 1794
          41st Foot involved in the surrender of Martinique.

          28th April 1758
          The 2/24th Foot renumbered as 69th Foot. 69th Foot in
          1881 become 2/WELCH.

          5th May 1813
          41st Foot involved in the action at Fort Meigs, Upper Canada.

          16th June 1815
          2/69th took part in the battle of Quatre Bras.

          6th July 1802
          The 24th Regiment awarded the Battle Honour of a Sphinx
          superscribed 'Egypt' for helping to defeat Napoleon's Army
          in Egypt in 1801.

          20th July 1871
          The purchase of Army commissions abolished.

          22nd July 1812
          Anniversary of the battle of Salamanca during the peninsular
          campaign in Spain involving the 2/24th.

          27th July 1809
          Anniversary of battle of Talavera. The 2/24th stood firm,
          despite 50% casualties, allowing the Foot Guards' Brigade
          to reform and Wellington wins the day.

          16th August 1812
          Capture of Fort Detroit by the 41st Foot.

          13th October 1812
          Battle of Queenston Heights, Upper Canada involving 41st Foot.
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