Our two dealerships in Cardiff supported the presentation of new colours to The Royal Welsh yesterday (June 11, 2015).
The branches provided vehicles to transport VIP attendees from Maindy Barracks to the event at the Millennium Stadium.
Gareth Howells, General Manager of our dealership on Hadfield Road, explained: “The Royal Welsh, one of the most experienced Armoured Infantry Regiments in the British Army, conducted a large scale military parade including more than 600 soldiers, officers, cadets and comrades from across Wales in Cardiff.
“The Royal Welsh marched from Cardiff Castle, through the streets of Cardiff City Centre and into the Millennium Stadium. The Regiment were then presented with new colours and Regimental flags, by Queen Elizabeth II.
“For the Regiment it was the final formal recognition of The Royal Welsh who were formed in 2006 – following the merger of two great Welsh Regiments, The Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Wales.
“We were delighted we could support this important event by helping with the transportation needs during the day. Twelve of our staff members used our vehicles from our dealerships on Penarth Road and Hadfield Road in Cardiff to help transport attendees during the event.
“This was a very important event which allowed us all to celebrate the Regimental History of The Royal Welsh. We were proud to help The Royal Welsh focus on the future, united under their new colours."
The Regiment took this opportunity to not only display its pride in representing the Welsh nation but to also thank the Welsh people for their continued support, not only recently in Iraq and Afghanistan but also over the centuries.
Chris Kilmister, Regimental Secretary, The Royal Welsh, Lieutenant Colonel, said: “The parade was a very significant day for all members of The Royal Welsh as we celebrated our Welsh identity based on 326 years of antecedent heritage.
“The day included entertainment from traditional welsh choirs, a full military parade and a formal lunch for members of the Regimental family and their guests. This was a high profile event drawing attendance from across the world, and what better place to hold it than in the Millennium Stadium in the capital of Wales."
For more information, please call Wessex Garages on Hadfield Road on 02921 677 627, visit www.wessexgarages.com, follow the company on Twitter
Photograph caption one: (From left to right) Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, Ellis Brock, Social Media & PR Executive at Wessex Garages, Lizzie Bennett, Fusilier Josh Slater – Welsh Regiment, Fusilier Darryl Dunn – Welsh Regiment, Data Administrator at Wessex Garages, Ugne Briedyte, Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, Peter Harries and Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, Matt Jones, all posing alongside an Army Challenger Tank outside the Millennium Stadium.
Photograph caption two: (From left to right) Fusilier Vincent, Fusilier Henson, Ugne Briedyte, Data Administrator at Wessex Garages with Fusilier Burke at the presentation of new colours to The Royal Welsh.
Photograph caption three: (From left to right)Drum Sergeant Paul Baston Welsh Regiment, Ugne Briedyte, Data Administrator at Wessex Garages andColour Sergeant Drum Major Andy Jones – Welsh Regiment at the presentation of new colours to The Royal Welsh.
Photograph caption four: Queen Elizabeth II at the presentation of new colours to The Royal Welsh.