Carregwastad Point walk to the rugged landing place of the French forces for the last invasion in 1797. Access is from the sea or from the coastal path only
In 1797 the French Republican “Legion Noir” landed on Caregwastad Point, in what has been the Last Invasion of Britain, only to surrender to a much smaller force including the Pembroke Yeomanry hastily assembled under Lord Cawdor and the much famed Jemima Nichols whose ‘army of women’ may have made all the difference!
Two of the French frigates were captured and one re-commissioned in the Royal Nay as H.M.S. Fisgard. In 1853 Queen Victoria awardedthe Regiment the battle honour “Fishguard” – making the unit the first volunteer unit to receive a battle honour and it’s still the only unit still serving in the British Army to bear the name of an engagement on British soil!