41st Regiment of Foot

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Known as The Welsh Regiment


  • 1719 raised by General Edmund Fielding out of independent companies of invalids and Chelsea out-pensioners
  • 1741 renamed the Royal Invalids
  • 1751 became the 41st Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 41st (Royal Invalids) Regiment of Foot
  • 1787 became a conventional line regiment reverting to 41st Regiment of Foot
  • 1831 became the 41st (Welsh) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 united with 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot to become 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment
  • 1969 amalgamated with The South Wales Borderers to form The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
  • 2006 amalgamated with The Royal Welch Fusiliers to form 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales)

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