ceremony of the keys Caernarfon Castle

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

News & Diary of Engagements July 2016

July 1st 2016

Somme Vigil and Service, Llandaff Cathedral

July 4th 2016
Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Retreat and Ceremony of The Keys - Caernarfon Castle

Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley said the last time there was a Ceremony of the Keys in Caernarfon was in 1989 to celebrate the unit’s 200-year existence.

July 7th 2016

National Commemoration of The Somme At Mametz Wood - Address
Ceremony in France to mark Battle of the Somme centenary BBC News

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July 8th 2016

Commemoration at Flat Iron copse;

Public lecture on the Battle of Mametz and book signing

July 9th 2016

Thiepval Commemoration

July 10th 2016

Dawn Vigil, Mametz Wood

July 15th-25th 2016


July 18th

Society of the Cincinnati, Washing ton

July 19th


July 20th

US Army Historical Branch, Fort McNair

July 21st


July 23rd

Flag Ceremony, Yorktown Va

July 27th 2016


July 28th 2016

British Army WW1 Battlefield Guide review