Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

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Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is located in Gwynedd
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Location within Gwynedd
Established 2000 (2000)
Location Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
Coordinates 53°08′21″N 4°16′39″W / 53.1391°N 4.2775°W / 53.1391; -4.2775
Type Military museum
Website Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, a historic regiment of the British Army. The museum is located within Caernarfon Castle in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales. Admission is included with entry to the castle.

The museum[edit]

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum has a collection and displays containing links to the regiment's fourteen Victoria Crosses and the writers and poets who have served their country when enlisted in the regiment; men such as Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Hedd Wyn, David Jones and Frank Richards and extensive displays relating the long history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers over the centuries.

The regiment can trace its history back to 1689 and the campaigns of William III of England, the Duke of Marlborough, the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the Boer War, conflict with China, the First World War, Second World War and recent peacekeeping duties in Bosnia in 1995 following the Bosnian War.

Now the regiment is part of the Royal Welsh, forming the 1st Battalion.

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