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Canmlwyddiant Y Rhyfel Mawr

On 4th August 1914, Britain entered the First World War following Germany’s invasion of Belgium. Millions fought and died. Several hundred police officers from our predecessor forces of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea, Merthyr and Neath served in the armed forces.

As we mark the centenary we have produced booklets telling the stories of those who served. Their service as police officers and their sacrifice during the War deserve to be recognised. We owe them nothing less than that.

Please see below the booklets produced so far. If you would like a hard copy of any of the booklets, please email:

The booklet in relation to 1918 is being researched and will be produced in due course.