The first meeting of the Welsh Guards Association was held in Cardiff on Saturday 29thNovember 1919 and here we are in Cardiff one hundred years later celebrating this Centenary.
With the kind permission of the Priest-in-Charge, The Rev'd Sarah Jones, we started our celebration in Saint John the Baptist Church, St John Street, Cardiff
with a service designed and delivered by the Welsh Guard’s Padre, Captain Matthew Dietz who was wonderfully supported by the Band of the Welsh Guards under the leadership of the Director of Music Major Stewart Halliday.
After the service we headed to the Angel Hotel for a celebratory lunch with a wonderful quintet from the Welsh Guards Band entertaining us whilst we ate.
After the meal Colonel TCS Bonas, the Regimental Adjutant and the President of the Welsh Guards Association gave a short address, read the replies to our loyal greetings to both the Colonel in Chief and the Colonel of the Regiment and proposed the toasts to the Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales the Regiment and the Association.
The brochure produced to commemorate the centenary can be read online here.
A full article will appear in the 2019 Regimental Magazine and a full gallery of photographs is available to view here.