The 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was in Afghanistan from October to April 2012, as part of Task Force Helmand. The battalion was responsible for the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group (PMAG) in Lashkar Gah, where they were training members of the Afghan National Police.
1 PWRR is an armoured infantry battalion, known as the Armoured Tigers and is made up of three Warrior companies, Fire Support Company and Headquarters Company.
As armoured infantry, the majority of our soldiers are mounted in Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles. This heavy, metal beast is powered by a 17-litre engine and packs a fearsome punch with its 30mm Rarden cannon and 7.62mm chain gun.
In the back of each Warrior, a section of seven highly-trained infantry soldiers sit ready to carry out their mission, be it taking enemy positions, distributing aid or bringing peace to a troubled and war torn land.
As armoured specialists, we are trained to maintain and service the tracked vehicles that carry us into battle. You will find us doing this wherever we are, whether in an operating base in Afghanistan or on training in Canada.