Records of the Monmouthshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, including Monmouthshire Territorial Forces Association and Monmouthshire Territorial Army Association, 1859-1967, including minute books, 1859-1967; newspaper cuttings, 1908-1964; portraits of Presidents and Chairmen, [20th century].
Monmouthshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association including Monmouthshire Territorial Forces Association and Monmouthshire Territorial Army Association Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1908, the major reorganization of the United Kingdom's volunteer military forces, which saw the abolition of the Militia, also witnessed the consolidation of the yeomanry and volunteers into the Territorial Force, organised into regional (usually county) Territorial Force Associations, including the Monmouthshire Territorial Force Association. Since 1859, volunteer infantry corps had been organised into battalions; from 1881, they were attached to regular infantry regiments. During the First World War, Territorial Forces were mobilised; in 1920 they were re-constituted as the Territorial Army. It was mobilised for the Second World War, and many Territorial Army units were assigned to the Royal Artillery and in 1947, it was reconstituted as a part-time reservist force, largely as had existed in early 1939. A major reorganization of the Territorial Army in 1967 caused many regiments to lose their historic identities. The Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association was dissolved in 1968.
Arranged into the following: Quarterly meeting minute books; Finance Committee; General Purpose Committee; General Purposes and Finance Committee; Land and Buildings Committee; Clothing and Equipment Committee; V.A.D. Committee; Welfare Committee; Monmouthshire Rifle Association; Cadet Committee; Newspaper Cuttings Book; Portraits of Presidents and Chairman; Miscellaneous.
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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Monmouthshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association including Monmouthshire Territorial Forces Association and Monmouthshire Territorial Army Association, catalogue; Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth (http://www.regiments.org/default.htm), viewed 8 February 2006.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
Accruals are not expected