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A photograph of boys with a Red Cross banner and stretcher walking along Duke Street by Cardiff Castle's walls. Annotation on the back of the photo describes the boys as 'The Spirit of Young Britain' and explains that this was an unofficial ambulance practice. Children were supported by women volunteers to raise funds for the continuous work of the Red Cross during World War I. The photograph is from the Welch Regiment Museum collection. Spelling of 'Welch' was the traditional spelling used for the Welsh Regiment, it was widely use to refer to the old regiment between 1702-1920. An official approval for 'Welch' was received from the War Office on 27 January 1920. This differs from the current 'Welsh' spelling when referring to the new regiment, such as 'The Royal Welsh.' For more information see www.royalwelsh.org.uk/downloads/S05-04-MIF-WelchorWelsh-Whatisinaname.pdf. Glamorgan Archives, DX229/5/16 ________________________________________ Copyright statement: we made the best endeavours to discover the rights holders of the items on display. In instances where the rights holder could not be found, or the work was unattributed, we kindly request that anyone with information regarding the item contact us. Anyone believing that they are the rights holder should follow the 'notice and take-down' policy (below). Notice and take-down: should you identify any unlawful content published by VCS Cymru Chronicle on the People's Collection Wales website, such as material that infringes copyright, you should notify VCS Cymru and ask for the material to be removed.



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