Caernarfon Castle

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

News & Diary of Engagements May 2017

5 - WW1 Commem Programme Board, Welsh Government

7 - 10 - Norway, veterans' Day and Medal Ceremony

11 - Army Museums Ogilvy Trust

13 - National Library of Wales, Fallen Poets Exhibition opening

15 - 16, RWF Trust Editorial Board

18 - Newark Group (Woking) Lecture, Gorazde 1995

23 RWF Trust strategy meeting

26 - Strata Florida Trust

In the News...

May 8 2017

bosnia, norway, medal ceremony

King Harald presenting the War Cross with Sword (Norway's highest ranking medal of honour) to Lt Commander Ken Andersen of the Norwegian Navy during a Medal Presentation event at the Liberation and Veterans Day on May 8th at the Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

A number of Norwegian soldiers were honoured for their efforts in Norwegian foreign operations and 11 others also received a medal for their efforts in Gorazde Bosnia in 1995. Four received the Armed Forces Rosette medal while the other seven received the Armed Forces intervention medal.

Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley and Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide were present during the award ceremony.

May 13 2017 - Attendance of:

Arddangosfa Exhibition Diffodd Yr Awen Fallen Poets

Arddangosfa Exhibition Diffodd Yr Awen Fallen Poets Arddangosfa Exhibition Diffodd Yr Awen Fallen Poets

May 2017

Cabinet Secretary gives the Royal Welch a shot with grant

The funding means the Museum which is situated in the Chamberlain Tower and the Queen’s Tower at the Castle will remain open until at least 2020.

Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, said:

“I am pleased to approve this funding that will enable the Museum to remain open until 2020.

“It will mean that visitors to the Castle can continue to enjoy all the Museum has to offer and gain an insight into the long history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and its predecessor regiments through the variety of letters, poems and photographs and other exhibits on show.

“The Museum has been providing an invaluable service since the 1960s and I am delighted that this grant will mean the service can continue to the next decade and beyond.”

The Welsh Government grant of £270,000 over 3 years will ensure that the Royal Welch Fusiliers Collections Trust will continue to deliver amongst other things an Accredited Museum open to the public and provide a variety of lifelong learning and public engagement activities.