Territorial Auxiliary Forces Associations of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Records

Scope and Content

Minute books of Caernarfonshire T&AFA, 1908-1948, Anglesey T&AFA, 1946-1950, Anglesey and Caernarfonshire County Cadet Committee meetings, 1944-1950, and Anglesey and Caernarfonshire T&AFA, 1950-1968; financial records relating to the Anglesey & Caernarfonshire and the Merioneth & Montgomeryshire T&AFAs, 1946-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1908 the United Kingdom's volunteer military forces were reorganized, with the yeomanry and volunteers consolidated into the Territorial Force. During the Second World War the Territorial Army doubled in size but in 1947 it was reconstituted as a part-time reservist force. The county Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Associations (T&AFAs) were created in 1908 to provide administrative support for these forces. Following the Second World War the separate Caernarfonshire and Anglesey T&AFAs were merged as the Anglesey and Caernarfonshire T&AFA, with a similar fate befalling the associations in Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. In 1967 a further reorganization of the Territorial Army caused many regiments to lose their historic identities.


Arranged into the following: minute books of Caernarfon T&AFA; minute books of Anglesey T&AFA; minute books of Anglesey & Caernarfon T&AFA; financial records.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Territorial Auxiliary Forces Association of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey, catalogue; The Territorial and Volunteer Reserve Association for Greater London website (www.reserve-forces-london.org.uk), viewed 30 September 2004; Regiments.Org website (www.regiments.org), viewed 30 September 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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