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Squadron disbandment parade taking place in Swansea

A disbandment parade is taking place in Swansea today to mark the end of the 108 (Welsh) Field Squadron, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia).

The group became a Royal Engineer unit in 1896. Credit: ITV Wales News

The squadron is being disbanded as part of the army's response to the Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review.

The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) is the senior Reserve Regiment of the British Army and has been loyal to the crown since 1539.

It was originally an Infantry Militia charged with home defence.

The militia is the only unit with two "Royals" in its title. Credit: ITV Wales News
It's the only Royal Engineer unit whose members wear the Prince of Wales Division cap-badge. Credit: ITV Wales News


Andrew RT Davies: 'Disappointed is an understatement'

Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, has expressed his disappointment at the news that Cardiff won't hold 2020 European Championship matches.

This is extremely disappointing news. From the success of the recent NATO Summit to the Ryder Cup in 2010, Wales has proven itself more than capable of putting on a great show.

Hosting matches at UEFA 2020 could have generated as much as £40 million for the local economy and put our nation in front of a world television audience of hundreds of millions. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.

– Andrew RT Davies

FA Wales 'extremely disappointed' at losing bid

The Football Association of Wales has expressed disappointment at the news that Cardiff has not been selected to host 2020 European Championship matches.

The FAW is obviously extremely disappointed by today’s news but would like to congratulate those cities that have been chosen as UEFA EURO 2020 host cities. We believed that the Millennium Stadium, with its 74,154 capacity and extensive Skybox and hospitality facilities, would have been an ideal venue for UEFA EURO 2020 and provide UEFA with significant revenues.

But we of course respect UEFA’s decision.

The FAW would like to thank all the partners that worked so hard to support Cardiff’s bid. While they, like us, will be disappointed with today’s news, there is much to be positive about Welsh football as we look to the future.

– FA Wales statement

Supporters 'gutted' that Cardiff won't host Euro 2020


FA Wales tweet thanks for Euro 2020 support

The Football Association of Wales has thanked those who supported Cardiff's bid to host 2020 European Championship matches.

Uefa announced that Cardiff has been unsuccessful in its bid, with Glasgow, Bucharest and Budapest among the cities chosen ahead of Cardiff.

Police appeal following assault in Newport

Gwent Police is appealing for information following an assault in Newport on Sunday 3rd August. It happened at about 6:30pm behind Dolphin Court on Commercial Road in the Pill area of the city.

Five people were arrested following the incident, during which a 28-year-old man from Newport suffered a head injury. He received treatment at the Royal Gwent Hospital.

The five arrested have since been charged with assault. These are a 25-year-old man from Cardiff and four other men aged 21, 25, 29 and 27 from Newport. The 27 year old has also been charged with a public order offence.

Officers would like to speak to 24-year-old Josef Greenfield from Newport about the incident. It’s believed he may be in the Dinas Powys area where he has contacts.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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