Welsh soldiers mark St David’s Day in Kenya

Welsh Cavalry in Kenya
The Welsh Cavalry celebrate St David’s Day in Kenya. Photo: Dennis Gem

Soldiers from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), nicknamed the Welsh Cavalry, marked St David’s Day on Friday by volunteering some of their time with the children at Muthaiga Primary School in Nanyuki before enjoying a game of touch rugby at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) camp.

Muthaiga Primary School
The Welsh Cavalry spent time with pupils from Muthaiga Primary School in Nanyuki on St David’s Day. Photo: Dennis Gem

The 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army which recruits from Wales and the bordering English counties of Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire.

Welsh Cavalry in Kenya
The Welsh Cavalry enjoyed some touch rugby to celebrate St David’s Day. Photo: Dennis Gem

As the senior cavalry regiment, and therefore senior regiment of the line of the British Army, the regiment is part of the Royal Armoured Corps and is paired with the Royal Yeomanry.

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