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Re: [WarOf1812] From: http://www.rrw.org.uk/dates.shtml

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


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