Patronages , rwf

Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

Patronages & Honours

royal historical socetyFellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)

Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley - 2016


MPCTPatronage - The MPCT for Training (2013)

The MPCT has a huge impact on recruiting with over 500 enlistments to the Royal Welsh and 1750 enlistments to the Army. MPCT also continues to employ exclusively from the Military where over 100 members of staff are Ex-Servicemen & Women



PatronagesPatron of St Dogmael's (Pembrokeshire) War Memorial Project

The St Dogmael Memorial Project aims to commission a new memorial for the village. The old memorial was struck by a truck some years ago and reduced to dust. The plan is to raise enough money to erect a new Memorial and replace the War Memorial panels as it had also been reported that a number of names were not originally included.



LINKSPatron of LINKS (2013)

LINKS is a unique to Llanelli Mental Health Charity based in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. LINKS offers a wide range of learning experiences all taught by experienced and qualified staff.


WW1 Commemoration Advisory GroupMember of the WW1 Commemoration Advisory Group

Under Sir Deian Hopkin, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley is an advisor to the Welsh government on the centenaries and is also to Chair the British Army's group supporting these events in Wales.
Framework Programme (PDF)

"The Great War Centenary in Flanders" (PDF)


Chairman of the rwf MuseumChairman of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. The Regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses during the First World War

As one of Britain’s most senior generals, Lt-Gen Riley has also written The definitive history of the Regiment from the end of the Second World War to 2000. Volume VI (1945-69).


Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of ArmouriesLiveryman of the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers

Founded in 1322. One of the City of London Livery Companies, for which it still has connections with the Armed Forces today.

In his capacity as a Liveryman, Jonathon Riley spoke at the Agincourt dinner of the Bowyers' Company in 2011 and at the Card Makers' in 2013, as well as other more recent events.



Trustee of RUSTrustee of RUSI (Royal United Services Institute)

Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

(RUSI) The Royal United Services Institute is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research.

An integral part of RUSI, the Library houses over 16,000 volumes which contain a broad range of military history texts


British HCSC

Defence Academy of The United Kingdom
Higher Command and Staff Course

Lieutenant-General Riley is currently on The British HCSC List




HonoursCompanion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath

The New Year’s Honours, 2008
Established in 1725 - The premier meritorious Order of the Crown. Principally awarded to serving officers of the armed forces.



Legion of MeritOfficer of the Legion of Merit of the United States of America (2004)

The LOM is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

Awarded only to members of Armed Forces of foreign nations under the criteria outlined in US Army Regulation 672-7.




Kingston Grammar SchoolOld Kingstonion

As an old Kingstonian himself, Lieutenant-General Riley funds a prize in memory of his late father - Kingston Grammar School