The Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes team has been very busy this week! HRH the Prince of Wales visited the Royal Welsh Regimental museum on Tuesday 11th of July, as part of his week-long Welsh tour. After being greeted by ‘Shenkin’ the Regimental goat at the museum gates, the Prince met with eminent local officials including the Lord Lieutenant of Powys, Dame Shân Legge-Bourke and (Retd) Col. Timothy Van Rees, the Chairman of the Executive of the Museum. South African actor Elliot Ngubane, who is closely involved in the ‘Sibanye’ heritage + culture project linking Wales and South Africa (see ‘events’ page on Regimental Museum website), took the Prince round the Anglo-Zulu war room dressed in his traditional Zulu costume.
After briefly looking round the museum, the Prince viewed the NFYWH stand, speaking to Mrs. Susan Fawcett-Gandy, who has loaned her father’s letters from WWI to the project. Her father Alwyn was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, and fought in both France and Mesopotamia. The stand contained extracts of letters and diaries from WWI, covering the battles of Loos, Mametz Wood and Passchendaele. It also covered a range of theatres of war, looking at not only the Western Front, but also Gallipoli and Mesopotamia. A couple of letters on display were from the box of approx. 200 letters written by four brothers in WWI, which was loaned to the project earlier this year. After viewing the stand, Prince Charles exited the museum to be greeted by Army personnel and their families, along with the regimental pony, in the barracks drill square.
The visit is covered in the latest edition of the Brecon and Radnor Express, as well as on the Telegraph’s website, accessible through the following link: