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The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR) is the infantry regiment for the south east of England

The TigersKnown as the Tigers, the Regiment recruits many of its officers and soldiers from Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London, Middlesex and Hampshire as well as the the Isle of Wight.

It is also the only infantry regiment that recruits from the Channel Islands.

The Regiment has a long, distinguished history, having been involved in virtually every theatre of war since the Battle of Tangier in 1662.

It is the most decorated of all British Army regiments, with 57 Victoria Crosses including the VC awarded to Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry in 2004 for his gallantry in Iraq.

There are three PWRR battalions, two regular and one territorial. Members of the 1st and 3rd battalions are currently supporting operations in Afghanistan. The 2nd Battalion has had a very busy year with its continued support to public duties and infantry training.

There is also a PWRR-badged rifle company within the Army Reserve's London Regiment, at Edgware, known as B (Queen's Regiment) Company and there are PWRR army cadet and CCF detachments all across the southern Home Counties.

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