Pupils of a Caernarfon primary school have learnt more about the The Royal Welch Fusiliers, at a recent visit to the museum in Caernarfon Castle.

They were given the unique opportunity to explore over 300 years of history and invaluable heritage of one of the renowned regiments of the British Army.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers' first campaign was fought in 1689 and a sequence of school events have been sponsored by Swayne Johnson, one of North Wales's long-standing law firms, at its museum located within Caernarfon Castle.

The majority of the regiment's recruits hail from North Wales and notable battle honours include events such as Waterloo, the Boer War, both World Wars, peace-keeping visits to Bosnia in the 1990s before it merged into the Royal Welsh Regiment.

Expert re-enactors from the museum staff have taken the story and history to Prestatyn High School, Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph, and a recent visit was hosted for Ysgol Santes Helen, Caernarfon.

Pictured pupil Mari Williams with a World War Two Air Raid Precautions Service uniform  (Image: Mandy Jones Photography)

The Museum’s education officer, Shirley Williams, said: "We reach out to schools across North Wales, mainly to deliver World War One and Two workshops."

She went on to say: We host visits from schools at the museum and also have an outreach programme and the sponsorship from Swayne Johnson helps us reduce the costs to the schools.

"We’re lucky to have our expert re-enactors, Jerry Bone and Lorraine Lister, who have a fantastic collection of memorabilia which we can take with us to anywhere in North Wales."

Ms Williams also mentioned that when they receive a grant, such as the one from Swayne Johnson, they can offer the visits free of charge, hence they haven’t charged schools for the last seven years.

Lawyer Kaye Jones, the leader of Swayne Johnson’s Private Client Team, visited the museum and said: "The Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, a regiment that has been such an important part of the of the heritage of North Wales for so long."

She recognised the importance of the outreach programme and hosted school visits in maintaining the connection between the North Wales community and the regiment.

Famous Royal Welch Fusiliers include Hedd Wyn and Siegfried Sassoon, artist Sir Kyffin Williams, Lloyd George's youngest son Gwilym, and Coronation Street actor William Roache.

For more details on the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum visit https://www.rwfmuseum.org.uk and for Swayne Johnson visit http://www.swaynejohnson.com/.