23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1689.03.16 Lord Herbert's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1702 The Welch Regiment of Fuzileers
converted to fusiliers for protection of artillery (variously spelled "Fuzileers" during 18th cent)
1713 The Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
(royal accolade granted for service in war of the Spanish Succession)
1714 The Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
(named for the future King George II)
1723.04 The Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers
1747 ranked as 23rd Foot
1751.07.01 23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Royal Welsh Fusiliers
reorganised as the county regiment of Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire and Anglesey, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Namur 1695, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Minden, [Egypt]1, Corunna, Martinique 1809, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Ashantee 1873-74 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white with thin black and red lines
1689.03.08 Col. Henry (Herbert), 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury
1689.04.10 Col. Charles Herbert
1691.07.13 Col. Toby Purcell
1692.04.20 Col. Sir John Morgan, Bt
1693.02.28 Lt-Gen. Richard Ingoldsby [also 18th Foot]
1705.04.01 Gen. Joseph Sabine
1739.11.23 Col. Newsham Peers
1743.07.28 Gen. John Huske [also 32nd Foot]
1761.01.16 Lt-Gen. Hon George Boscawen [also 29th Foot]
1775.05.11 Gen. Sir William (Howe), 5th Viscount Howe, KB [also 19th Lt Dgns, 46th Foot; CinC North America 1775-78]
1786.04.21 Gen. Richard Grenville
1823.04.23 Gen. Sir James Willoughby Gordon, Bt., GCB, GCH [also 85th Foot, Royal African Corps; QMG 1811-51]
1851.01.31 Lt-Gen. Sir George Charles D'Aguilar, KCB [also 58th Foot]
1855.05.22 Gen. Henry Rainey, CB, KH
1860.12.27 Gen. Sir William John Codrington, GCB
1875.03.16 Gen. Charles Crutchley [also 80th Foot]
Mottos: Ich Dien, Nec Aspera Terrent
Nicknames: The Nanny Goats, The Royal Goats
Anniversaries: St. David's Day (1 Mar)
Marches: The British Grenadiers, The War Song of the Men of Glamorgan, Forth to the Battle
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