On Monday 1st July, we were delighted to welcome 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. The Cathedral is the spiritual home of the Welsh Regiment and the St David Chapel has long been the home of various memorials to the members of the regiment who died in war, including the remembrance books containing the names of the hundreds of soldiers who died in the two world wars of the 20th century.
The memorial stone dedicated during the service is placed at the entrance to the Welsh Regiment Chapel and commemorates the soldiers who died in war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The regiment and the cathedral were particularly pleased to welcome the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Prince of Wales, who lay a wreath at the new memorial.
The service was led by the Dean, with prayers offered by The Most Rev’d John Davies, Archbishop of Wales. The Dean received a new standard for safekeeping in the Cathedral in a ceremony symbolic of the close relationship between the Welsh Regiment and Llandaff Cathedral.