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Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley


July 6 2016

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mametz wood, the somme

Mametz Wood and the 38th: 'What dark convulsed cacophony' by Lt-Gen Riley

In the first of two written documentaries, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley describes the events leading up to and during the battle...

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July 7 2016

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mametz wood and the 38th

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Mametz Wood the first major offensive of World War One for many Welsh soldiers - memorial services are being held across the country. Article by Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley


July 7 2016

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mametz service

Acts of commemoration and reconciliation have been held for the Welsh soldiers who died during the battle of Mametz Wood in northern France 100 years ago... » (see BBC News article)

PRESS RELEASE - "In Parenthesis" - March 2016

telegraph"The cast has been drilled with help from the military: Lt-General Jonathon Riley no less. There’s endearing singing and acting from the American tenor Andrew Bidlack as the hapless but inspired Private Ball; George Humphries, Marcus Farnesworth and Donald Maxwell are first-rate as his fellow squaddies and officers." The Telegraph »


wales online the field 'Just spectacular' - People are full of praise for Cardiff's 'sea of poppies'
Glowing red, a total of 923 illuminated poppies shone on Friday evening outside the Wales Millennium Centre as it hosted the world premiere of the Welsh National Opera’s (WNO) production In Parenthesis... Wales Online »


PRESS RELEASE - "Marketing Excellence" - February 2016

Marketing Excellence 2016, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum Libraries, museums and archives across Wales scoop national awards for marketing excellence.

Museum, archive and library staff from across Wales have attended a prestigious awards event in the National Library of Wales today (Friday 26 February). The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources.

Over forty entries were submitted to this year’s Marketing Excellence Awards from libraries, museums and archive services across Wales. Categories include: demonstrating marketing excellence; joint marketing project of the year and marketing champion of the year.

North Wales’ winners included: Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum, Denbighshire Libraries, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Anglesey Archives and National Trust – Erddig.


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