June 2019 saw the arrival of 7 new Welsh Guardsmen into the Battalion.

On Friday 21st June, number 21 Platoon of Guards Training Company marched off the square at ITC Catterick for the final time, passing out as Guardsmen.  In glorious sunshine and in front of proud families they marched onto the square welcomed by cheers from the crowd.

To add to the huge achievement of completing their infantry training, Guardsman Jake Blackstone won the award for best recruit, Guardsman Carwyn Jones the best endeavour award and two other Welsh Guardsmen were awarded medals for being a part of the winning section, a proud day all round for the Welsh Guards and most importantly their families.


On Friday 28th June Guardsman Ryan Cattell and Guardsman Dylan Hamer passed out of training from the Infantry Training Centre Catterick after nearly 16 months of training.

Both Guardsmen had spent the first year of their careers at the Army Fountain College in Harrogate and both have been superb throughout their training with Guardsman Cattell winning the Soldiers Soldier award and Guardsman Hamer receiving the award for Best Drill and Turnout.


We wish all 7 new Welsh Guardsmen a warm welcome to the family and wish them every success as they embark on their new adventure within the Regiment.