Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Territorial Auxiliary Forces Associations of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Records
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/115
Title: Territorial Auxiliary Forces Associations of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Records
Short title: Territorial Auxiliary Forces Associations of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey, records
Dates of creation: 1908-1968
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 54 items
Name of creator(s): Anglesey and Caernarfonshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association; Merioneth and Montgomeryshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association.
Administrative and 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.
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.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: 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.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: 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.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004