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Queen to visit Swansea for St David's Day celebration

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

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The Queen is to visit Swansea for a military St David's Day celebration.
The monarch will present soldiers from The 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh with leeks in a special ceremony on Saturday, March 2.
The Queen is Colonel–in-Chief of the battalion.
The event will take place in and around the Brangwyn Hall near the St Helen's rugby and cricket ground, and public viewing areas will be available.
Her Majesty will be arriving in the city just after 11.30am.

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  • Neathboy234  |  February 23 2013, 11:28AM

    JohnSW4 you can add to that list right wing scum/racists as well. In fact you can put them at the top!

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  • JohnSW4  |  February 21 2013, 7:50PM

    Communists! conscientious objectors!,5th columnists have no place in any decent society! Thanks to all our service men past and present ! God save our Queen and why the hell you want to come to this Socialist cess pit beggars belief !

  • JerryLew  |  February 21 2013, 6:56PM

    OwenCaerdydd What a clown response to potentially good day for Wales - guess the "Caerdydd" part of your user name gives it away. Why dont you just keep reading the western mail.

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  • cymroun  |  February 21 2013, 6:53PM

    Can we just get one thing straight, the royal family is not value for money and definitely not good for tourism in this country,never has been,never will be. There is not a shred of evidence to prove that monarchy brings money into this country, in fact the opposite is probably true. Afew years ago a study of the 20 top tourist destinations in the uk showed that the only royal residence in the top 20 was windsor castle at number 17, comfortably beaten by legoland windsor at number 6, the conclusion was that if we were to get rid of the royal family and open all the royal palaces fully for tourism,a bit like the tower of london or the palace of versailles in france,we could open the whole building all year round attract more tourists and therefore more money. But don't take my word for it, just do a little research and check for yourself, the more you read about the royals the more you realise how desperately this country needs to get rid of the monarchy and become a republic,it's a no brainer. The monarchy costs this country a fortune while giving little in return, glad I don't live in swansea though, this visit is going to cost swansea council tax payers an absolute fortune for very little in return.

  • tellyon  |  February 21 2013, 6:04PM

    I feel sorry for working class kids who can't get a job. It's called economic conscription.

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  • Neathboy234  |  February 21 2013, 4:18PM

    tellyon why do you feel sorry for the soldiers. Every single one is a volunteer. They don't force them no more, don't you know. BTW DaiBach Did you read about the Amritsar massacre. The great british army opened fire on peaceful men women and children. The death toll is disputed - an inquiry set up by the colonial authorities put the figure at 379 but Indian sources put it nearer to 1,000. Without warning, the army blocked the exits and ordered his riflemen to open fire. They stopped 10 minutes later when their ammunition ran out. Of course just like the Nazi's these men were only following orders. The great British army

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  • DaiBach  |  February 21 2013, 4:08PM

    Yes GowerHooker, Auschwitz is also good for the Polish Economy. Just because something is "good for the economy" it doesn't mean it's necessarily good morally. Go over to Ireland and tell them about the "great nation" - the Monarchy is one of the only remnants of shameful empire times. "From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland's population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade" SEE: http://tinyurl.com/c99clr3 The Monarchy that survives through blood lines also has blood on its hands - time to end such an ancient practice of having a "King" or "Queen" and declare a Republic - It's the 21st century!

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  • tellyon  |  February 21 2013, 4:07PM

    I feel sorry for the soldiers. They have been treated really badly by the politicians and the ruling classes who send them to war. I'm not a pacifist, but these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have only made the world a more dangerous place for ordinary people. Pushing a lot of peaceful civilians into the arms of extremists. These wars have been more about maintaining, and increasing, the wealth, power and prestiege of the super-rich. I think the BEST way we can support our troops is to BRING THEM HOME. Bring them home to a country with JOBS and HOMES. Give them a future.

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  • GowerHooker  |  February 21 2013, 3:58PM

    I'll be changing my plans so I can go and support 3rd Battalion and welcome the Queen to Swansea. Swansea and Gower depend heavily on tourism. Very few people around the world would have heard of Wales if it wasn't for the Prince of Wales. Few people would bother to visit the miserable and dreary British Isles if it wasn't for the Queen (admittedly most of them go to London first, but once they're in the UK they tend to spread out). So, even if you don't support the Monarchy for the manner in which it has been the backbone of our great nation for years, surely you can appreciate the enormous value they add to the economy. Whatever the cost of security and transport (largely borne by the UK taxpayer, so will be miniscule contribution from us), this will be outweighed by the feel good factor and revenues generated by those who come to share in this great day. It can only be a good thing for Swansea. Even those in the Royal Family who we like to ridicule are invaluable in drumming up international trade. Just like in the old days, we rely on the Queen and her family to entertain foreign dignitaries and business leaders and that in turn generates investment, some in South Wales. Without them we'd be skint!

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  • Neathboy234  |  February 21 2013, 3:49PM

    The Welsh Republican Movement (Welsh: Mudiad Gweriniaethol Cymru) was a Welsh nationalist political party. It was founded in 1949 as a split from Plaid Cymru. The group, some of whom had previously been members of the Labour Party aimed to build a base in industrial south east Wales by focusing on socialism and republicanism rather than on rural affairs, pacifism and the Welsh language. In 1950, the group began publishing a newspaper, The Welsh Republican - Y Gweriniaethwr. It stood Ithel Davies in Ogmore in the 1950 UK general election, and took 1.3% of the vote. Some members of the party were arrested for burning the Union Jack, and it faced accusations of initiating violence. They also conceived a Welsh republican flag, a tricolor with green, red and white bands. By the mid-1950s, most members of the Movement had either returned to Plaid Cymru or joined the Labour Party, and its newspaper ceased publication in 1957. However, F. W. S. Craig believed that it remained active as late as 1966.[1]