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The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), the infantry regiment of choice for the South-East of England.

Tiger

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) is England’s senior infantry regiment. Known as ‘The Tigers’, the Regiment is made up of Regimental Headquarters, three battalions and a Reserve company:

  • 1 PWRR - a Regular battalion currently based in Germany
  • 2 PWRR - a Regular battalion currently based in Cyprus
  • 3 PWRR - a Reserve battalion based across the South East of England
  • B (Queen's) Company The London Regiment, based in Edgware and Hornsey

Our soldiers come from the South-East of England including London, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, The Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. As an infantry regiment, we are both fully armoured in Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles (1 PWRR), trained in dismounted close combat or fighting on foot (2 PWRR) and we are at the forefront of the Army Reserves equipped with the very latest equipment. We also support PWRR Army Cadet and Combined Cadet Force detachments all across the Home Counties.

The Tigers embody the virtues of courage, self-discipline and loyalty. We’ve been in every major conflict since the Second World War and is one of the most decorated regiments for gallantry in the British Army. These include 57 Victoria Crosses (the nation’s highest award for conspicuous gallantry), one of which was won in Iraq by Sgt Johnson Beharry, who is one of only two holders of the VC in the British Army.

The Tigers don’t live in the past, we learn from it so that we can deal effectively with the future.

The Regiment’s Ethos

The Tigers are a fighting regiment - we thrive on complex, tough operations.

We are England’s senior infantry regiment. We are forward looking, yet fiercely proud of our famous forebear regiments whose fighting spirit and traditions thrive in today’s Regiment.

Our inspirational officers lead by example, forging a close bond with their soldiers, based on mutual trust and respect. This relationship is rooted in a thorough knowledge of their men, honed through arduous training and confirmed in battle. We are supported and encouraged by combat-proven, relentlessly professional and utterly loyal warrant officers, sergeants and NCOs. We rely unconditionally on our dependable, capable and spirited soldiers. Our robust approach combines an informal and light touch with incredibly high professional standards. Comfortable with change and innovation, we are a learning organisation, constantly seeking to improve and educate.

We train hard to fight hard, and pride ourselves on our courage under fire. We are a tight-knit meritocracy and inclusive family regiment of Cadets, Reservists, Regulars and Veterans. We maximise links with our recruiting heartland in the South East of England, whilst encouraging diversity in our ranks. Self-confident yet modest, we are genuinely welcoming to others - developing real bonds of friendship that stand the test of time and conflict.

Meet the TIGERS

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