The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, also known as the Tigers, are a flexible, fighting Regiment – we thrive and deliver excellence on complex, tough operations. We are forward looking, yet fiercely proud of our forebear Regiments whose fighting spirit, values and traditions thrive in today’s Regiment.
9 September 1992
Armoured, Light Role and Reservist Infantry Soldiers
Winning the battle
The Tigers are a flexible, fighting Regiment – we thrive and deliver excellence on complex, tough operations. We are forward looking, yet fiercely proud of our forebear Regiments whose fighting spirit, values and traditions thrive in today’s Regiment.
Current deployment: Iraq – 2 PWRR
Previous deployment: Op Herrick – Afghanistan – 1 and 2 PWRR, elements of 3 PWRR
We recruit from London and the South East. Our first 25 years have provided us with significant challenges, marked by operations where acts of bravery have been recognised publicly but where professional soldiering has been displayed throughout.
The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Headquarters is based at HM Tower of London. The PWRR can trace their origins back over 450 years to The Tower and the raising of the Trained Bands of London in 1572
'I have friends in the Tigers for 19 years - almost brothers to me' WO1 Terry Thomson CGC
The role of the infantry is to hold the ground and continue to take the fight forwards. Our soldiers come from the South-East of England including London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, 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 (3 and 4 PWRR).
The PWRR can trace its lineage back to the raising of the Trained Bands of London in 1572 and the Tangier Regiment in 1661. The modern Regiment has a proud history and came into being on 9 September 1992 with the amalgamation of the Queen's Regiment and the Royal Hampshire Regiment.
Battle of Minden – 37th Foot (Royal Hampshires)
Battle of Albuhera – The Buffs, 31st (East Surreys) and 57th (Middlesex)
Battle of Sobraon – 31st (East Surrey)
Battle of Salerno – Queen’s and Hampshire Brigades
Battle of Kohima – LCpl Harman wins the VC – QORWK
Queen’s Regiment and Royal Hampshires amalgamate to form PWRR
First overseas exercise for 4th Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment sees the Reserve unit training alongside their Danish counterparts in Oksboel.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) recently completed a demanding four week Mortars course that proved to be a thorough test of team work and leadership skills, as well as their personal determination and desire to learn.
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