Saint David’s Day Celebrating UK Armed Soldiers. 400 members of the Royal Welsh Regiment took part in a parade in Germany to mark St David’s Day. The British military has been celebrating St David’s Day with parades reception and overseas. Read More Trending News…
UK Armed Soldiers Celebrating Saint David’s Day
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards marched on the parade square at Combermere Barracks in Windsor where traditional leek symbols were distributed.
Earlier the troops attended a service within the garrison church where a cross that was made within the Falkland Islands during the war was rededicated in what is going to be its new home. Read More Trending News…
Guardsman Connor Williams said: It’s been absolutely brilliant to stay the heritage up especially for everybody who is joining lately need to keep the tradition going. Meanwhile, in Germany, 400 members of the Royal Welsh Regiment also marked the occasion.
The soldiers got their special St David’s Day leeks and were joined on parade by mascot Fusilier Llewelyn – one among the regiment’s two goats. Read More Trending News…
The Royal Welsh are in Germany as they prepare to undergo a month-long armoured infantry exercise at British Army’s Sennelegar Training Centre.
Commanding Officer, light colonel Ru Streatfield, told Forces News. This is that the first time we’ve trained in Germany since the drawdown from Germany.
UK Armed Soldiers Celebrating
Two years ago we marked it in Estonia on Op Cabrit but before we’ve celebrated on a variety of operations be it in Afghanistan in Iraq or on exercises across the planet.
So wherever we are, we always mark. As a Welsh regiment, to be ready to celebrate this on exercise are some things that we deeply enjoy and are deeply pleased with.
On social media, British military accounts have also been celebrating Wales’ national day.
Saint David’s Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD.
The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century, by Pope Callixtus II, though it is not a national holiday in the UK
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