5th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welch Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 September 2003. Corrected and updated 02.03.2005
 
5th (Glamorgan) Battalion,
The Welch Regiment
1859-1967
 
United Kingdom 
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Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
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  Titles and Lineage Welsh County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
   
  1861 3rd Administrative Battalion, Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers
formed at Cardiff? to administer existing corps:
   
  • 2nd Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Dowlais, raised 12 Oct. 1859
  • 8th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Aberdare, raised 1859
  • 10th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Cardiff, raised 1860
  • 13th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Llandaff, raised 1860
  • 16th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Cardiff, raised 1860
  1862? 2nd Administrative Battalion, Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers
HQ at Merthyr Tydfil; renumbered on break-up of old 2nd Admin Bn, and assumed control of its 12th Corps at Merthyr Tydfil and 14th Corps at Aberdare
  1868.06.10 19th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps raised at Newbridge and regimented
  1878 20th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Corps raised at Hirwaun and regimented
  1880.03.16 2nd Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers
HQ at Cardiff
  1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The Welsh Regiment
  1887.12 3rd (Glamorgan) Volunteer Battalion, The Welsh Regiment
  1891.03.02 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Welsh Regiment
  1905 HQ moved to Pontypridd; Cardiff personnel transferred to 2nd Vol Bn
  1908.04.01 5th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment
transferred to the T.F. with HQ at Pontypridd
  1920.02.07 5th Battalion, The Welch Regiment
reconstituted in the T.A. with HQ at Swansea
  1922? 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welch Regiment
  1939.03.31 1/5th (Glamorganshire) Battalion, The Welch Regiment
renumbered on formation of duplicate 2/5th Battalion
  1947.01.01 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welch Regiment
reconstituted in the T.A. with HQ at Pontypridd, and concurrently amalgamated with duplicate 2/5th Battalion
  1967.04.01 disbanded and concurrently amalgamated with 6th Battalion, The Welch Regiment, to form TAVR infantry elements for Glamorganishire
     
     
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
    Maj-Gen. Charles Ernest Rickards Hirsch, CB, CBE
1965.03.01 Brig. Bernard Turing Vionnee Cowey, DSO
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