Our Armed Forces Heritage

Information about our proud links to our Armed Forces.

Honorary Freedom of the County Borough - The Royal Welsh Regiment

In 2011, the Royal Welsh Regiment was granted Honorary Freedom of the County Borough, with a freedom scroll being presented as a mark of thanks to soldiers’’ “heroism and duty in Service”.  The event was celebrated with members of the 2nd Battalion parading through Ebbw Vale.


Honorary Freedom of the County Borough - The Royal British Legion

To mark the 100th year Anniversary of the Royal British Legion in 2021 and in recognition of the dedicated charitable work undertaken by local branches (Abertillery, Beaufort, Blaina, Brynmawr, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Rassau and Tredegar) across the County Borough which supports serving and former service men and women and their families.  Also, in recognition of the wide range of people in the County Borough who raise funds every year to support the Royal British Legion and Armed Forces Community.

A National Book of Remembrance has been digitised and is available here.