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The Welsh Army has a long history dating from the 1st War of Independence. Below are some of the battle honours of the various units of the Welsh Army.

The Pembrokeshire War 1425-1427

Royal Guard Banner

Banner of the Royal Guard

  • 22nd July 1429: Battle of Newport

Old Medieval Army (English Victory)


  • 7th May 1430: Battle of Aberteifi (Also called Battle of St Mary’s)

Old medieval Army (Welsh Victory)


  • 1st September 1430: Battle of Penfro

Old Medieval Army (Welsh Victory)


  • 27th March 1431: Battle of Hendy Gwyn (Whitland)

Old Medieval Army (Welsh Victory)

The English War of the Roses

  • Battles of Bloreheath (1459)& Northampton (1460) & Wakefield - Lancastrian side
  • Siege of Chester (1462) – Yorkist side
  • Battles of Hexham (1463) & Tewkesbury (1471) – Yorkist side


The Rebellion of March 1490

  • 21st August 1490: Battle of Ludlow – The Royal Guard (Victory against Marcher Rebels)


1st Anglo-Welsh War 1535-39

  • Battle of Shoscombe – Royal Guard & Royal Fortress Guard
  • Battle of Newbury - Royal Guard & Royal Fortress Guard
  • Battle of Yeovil - Royal Guard & Royal Fortress Guard


2nd Anglo-Welsh War 1547-50

  • Battle of Frome – Royal Guard
  • Battle of Shepton Mallett – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard
  • Battle of Gloucester – Royal Guard
  • Battle of Ledbury (Earldom of Dean) – Feudal levies of the Earls of Dean, Ergyng & Henffordd


Welsh Wars of Religion

  • Jan 1560: Battle of Montgomery (Royalist Catholic vs Powysian Lutheran) – Royal Guard (Infantry) & Royal Fortress Guard (Arequbus)
  • October 1599: Battle of Sycharth (Royalist Calvinist vs Deheubarth Catholic) – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard (Royalist)
  • January 1600: Battle of Caernarfon (Royalist Calvinist vs Deheubarth Catholic) – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard (Royalist)
  • 9th February 1600: Battle of Strata Florida – Royalist Calvinist vs Powysian Luthern – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard (Both sides)


30 Years War

  • 14th April 1639: Battle of Chemnitz – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard
  • 6th July 1641: Battle of La Marfee – Royal Guard & Fortress Guard


The Charter Army Regiments

4th Foot Regimental Banner

Regimental Banner of the 4th Foot. As a mark of respect the monarch's monogram is still that of Dafydd V

Williamite War in Ireland - Welsh Forces fought under the Jacobite Banner

  • August-September 1690: Siege of Limerick - 1st, 2nd, & 4th Regiment of Foot (stalemate)
  • 1st July 1690: Battle of the Boyne - 1st, 3rd, 5th & 8th Reg of Foot (Williamite Victory)
  • 22nd July 1691: Battle of Aughrim - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Reg of Foot (Williamite Victory)


War of the Spanish Succession - Allied Forces

  • 2nd July 1704: Battle of Schellenburg - 2nd, 4th & 7th Foot. 1st & 5th Horse. 1st Artillery (Allied Victory)
  • 13th August 1704: Battle of Blenheim - 1st, 2nd, 4th & 7th Foot. 1st & 5th Horse. 1st & 2nd Artillery (Allied Victory)

3rd Anglo-Welsh War 1718-1719

  • 23rd June 1718: Battle of Amwythig - Reg of March [RoM], 2nd Foot, 7th Foot, 3rd Horse, 5th Artillery Battery (English Victory)
  • 28th August 1718: Battle of Caerdydd – Reg of March, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Foot, 1st 2nd & 4th Horse, 1st & 3rd Artillery Battery (English Victory)
  • August – December 1718: Siege of Caerodor – 4th Foot, 5th Horse, 3rd Artillery Battery (English Victory)
  • August – October 1718: Siege of Conwy – 6th Foot & 4th Artillery Battery (English Victory)
  • September – October 1718: Siege of Caerfilli – Royal Fortress Guard (English Victory)
  • 15th Sept 1718: Battle of Abertawe – Reg of March, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th Foot, 2nd & 3rd Horse 2nd, 3rd & 5th Artillery Battery (No Clear Winner. English advance halted)
  • October 1718- June 1719: Siege of Harlech – Royal Fortress Guard & Royal Guard & 8th Foot(English Victory)
  • January 1719 – October 1719: Siege of Pembroke Castle – Royal Fortress Guard (English Victory)
  • February 1719-October 1719: Siege of Tenby – Royal Fortress Guard (English Victory)

Welsh Rebellions 1719-1758

Glamorgan-Gwent Rebellion

  • 12th March 1723: Skirmish of Lydney – Welsh Border Reg [WBR](Welsh Victory)
  • 23rd March 1723: Skirmish of Littledean – Welsh Border Reg (Welsh Victory)
  • 16th April 1723: Skirmish of St Owens Cross (Ergyng) – Welsh Border Reg (Welsh Victory)
  • 29th April 1723: Skirmish of Llandenny – Welsh Border Reg (Welsh Victory)
  • 3rd May 1723: Skirmish of Langstone - Welsh Border Reg (Welsh Victory)
  • 20th June 1723: Battle of Sedbury Fort – Welsh Border Reg (Welsh Victory)
  • 22nd June 1723: Skirmish of Mathern – Welsh Border Reg (English Victory)
  • 1st August 1723: Skirmish of Y Tyllgoed (Fairwater Cardiff) – Welsh Border Reg (Stalemate)
  • 11th November 1723: Battle of Caer Llan – Welsh Border Reg (English Victory)

Gwynedd Rebellion

  • 19th January 1732: Battle of Criccieth – 8th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • 28th February 1732: Battle of Groeslon – 8th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • 12th April 1732: Battle of Saron – 8th Foot (English Victory)
  • 13th January – 20th February 1732: Revolt of Aberteifi (English Victory)
  • 8th January – 1st February 1732: Revolt of Aberystwyth (English Victory)

Pembroke Rebellion

  • 30th July 1739: Battle of Wolfsdale (Pembs) – Cardinals Guard (CG), WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 17th August 1739: Battle of Whitland (Hendy Gwyn) – CG, WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 28th August 1739: Battle of St Clears – CG, WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 3rd September 1739: Battle of Crymych – CG (English Victory)
  • 20th September 1739: Skirmish of Llangunnor – WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 28th September 1739: Battle of St Peters – WBR (English Victory)
  • 15th October 1739: Battle of Clynderwen – CG (English Victory)
  • 30th October 1739: Battle of Narberth – CG, WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 5th November 1739: 2nd Battle of Narberth – CG, WBR (English Victory)
  • 20th November 1739: Battle of Brawdy – CG, WBR (English Victory)
  • 18th December 1739: Battle of Pembroke – RoM, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Foot (English Victory)

The 5 Year Revolt

  • 31st March 1744: Revolt of Caerodor – WBR, 3rd Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 13th April 1744: Battle of Iron Acton – WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 29th April 1744: Battle of Hengrove - WBR (Welsh Victory)
  • 30th April 1744: Revolt of Henffordd – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 1st May 1744: Revolt of Llwdlo – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 5th May 1744: Revolt of Brecon – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 10th May 1744: Revolt of Caerdydd – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 18th May 1744: Revolt of Abertawe – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 20th June 1744: Revolt of Y Pwll – No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 1st July 1744-30th September: Rising of the North – 8th Foot
  • 31st July – 28th August 1744: Rising of the West – CG
  • 18th November 1744-2nd January 1745: Siege of Ludlow (English Victory)
  • 12th December ’44 – 12th February 1745: Siege of Henffordd (English Victory)
  • 11th February 1745: Battle of Amwythig – 8th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • 18th February 1745: Battle of Montford Bridge – 8th Foot (English Victory)
  • 1st March – 20th June 1746: Assault on the North (English Victory)
  • 30th August 1746: Battle of Machynllyth: No Regiments (Welsh Victory)
  • 25th September 1746: 2nd Battle of Machynllyth: No Regiments (English Victory)
  • 30th September ’46-3rd March 1747: Assault on the West: English Advance to Fishguard
  • 28th August – 4th April 1747: Assault on the East: English advance through eastern counties
  • 5th March -2nd June 1747: Siege of Brecon (English Victory)
  • 4th May 1747-16th February 1748: Siege of Morgannwg - CG (English Victory)
  • 4th May 1746-13th November 1749: Siege of Caerodor - WBR 3rd Artillery (English Victory)

2nd War of Independence

Battles under Rhisiart 1st

  • 16th – 17th August 1759: Battle of Harlech – RoM, 2nd 3rd 4th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • September-December 1759: Siege of Harlech – RoM, 2nd 3rd & 4th Foot. 1st 2nd 3rd Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 20th-23rd January 1760: Battle of Aberystwyth – RoM, 3rd, 5th & 8th Foot. 2nd & 4th Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 1st-4th March 1760: Battle of Aberteifi – 2nd, 4th & 7th Foot. 1st & 3rd Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 23rd -29th April: Battle of Abergwuan (Fishguard) – RoM, 2nd, 3rd, & 6th Foot. 1st & 2nd Horse 1st & 2nd Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 10th -19th September 1760: Battle of St Davids – RoM, CG, WBR, 6th, 7th 8th Foot. 1st, 2nd, 4th Horse. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 1760-61: Siege of Pembroke & Siege of Tenby: CG, RoM, 7th & 8th Foot. 1st, 5th & 7th Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • 29th -31st May 1762: Battle of Abertawe: CG, RoM, Kings Own Rifles Regiment [KoRR], 3rd, 4th, 7th, Foot. 2nd, 3rd & 5th Horse. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Artillery. (Welsh Victory)
  • 13th -15th June 1762: Battle of Carmarthen: KoRR, 5th Foot (English Victory)
  • 12th-13th June 1762: Battle of Kidwelly: RoM, 6th Foot (English Victory)
  • June 1762-January 1769: Siege of Carmarthen: 5th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • June 1762 – January 1769: Siege of Kidwelly: 6th Foot (Welsh Victory)
  • 18th August 1762: Battle of Harlech: RoM, CG, KoRR, 4th & 5th Foot. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Horse, 1st 6th & 9th Artillery (Welsh Victory)
  • March 1766: Siege of Ynys Mon: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Marine Battalions (Welsh Victory)
  • January 1767 – February 1768: Siege of Caernarfon: RoM, 10th Artillery
  • January 1767 - July 1767: Siege of Criccieth: KoRR, CG (Welsh Victory)
  • 29th July 1771: Battle of Conwy: CG, WBR (English Victory)
  • 1st August: Battle of Garth Celyn: WBR, 3rd Foot (English Victory)
  • 4th – 8th August: Battle of Harlech: CG, RoM, KoRR, 7th & 8th Foot, 3rd & 4th Horse, 1st, 5th 9th Artillery (Welsh Victory)

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