Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Territorial Auxiliary Forces Associations of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/115

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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.

CONTEXT

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.

CONTENT

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

Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Military service, Voluntary | Wales

Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Anglesey

Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Anglesey Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Anglesey and Caernarfonshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Caernarfonshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Merioneth and Montgomeryshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Places

Anglesey

Caernarvonshire

Merioneth

Montgomeryshire