WHO WE ARE

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Train hard, fight hard, courageous under fire

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.

FACTS & FIGURES

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ACTIVE FROM

9 September 1992

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ROLE

Armoured, Light Role and Reservist Infantry Soldiers

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SPECIALISM

Winning the battle

our skills

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. 

  • Officer – a leader
  • Infantry Soldier – All Tigers are Infantry Soldiers first
  • Mortarman – trained in the use of the 81 mm mortar
  • Sniper – trained to be lethal from up to a mile away
  • Reconnaissance – the eyes and ears of the battalion
  • Signals – adept at communications in the field
  • Pioneer – trained in construction and demolition

World wide

Current deployment: Iraq – 2 PWRR

Previous deployment: Op Herrick – Afghanistan – 1 and 2 PWRR, elements of 3 PWRR

Our People

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.

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Lieutenant Colonel Mark Nooney MC – Commanding Officer 1 PWRR
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Lieutenant Colonel Jim Skelton MBE – Commanding Officer 2 PWRR
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Lieutenant Colonel Andy Betts – Commanding Officer 3 PWRR

Our Location

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

Regiment Headquarters

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

'I have friends in the Tigers for 19 years - almost brothers to me' WO1 Terry Thomson CGC

Our Role

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).

Through the years

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.

  1. 1759

    Battle of Minden – 37th Foot (Royal Hampshires)

  2. 1811

    Battle of Albuhera – The Buffs, 31st (East Surreys) and 57th (Middlesex)

  3. 1846

    Battle of Sobraon – 31st (East Surrey)

  4. 1943

    Battle of Salerno – Queen’s and Hampshire Brigades

  5. 1944

    Battle of Kohima – LCpl Harman wins the VC – QORWK

  6. 1992

    Queen’s Regiment and Royal Hampshires amalgamate to form PWRR

The Tigers Family

Explore our equipment

Warrior

388 Warrior infantry fighting vehicles currently in active service

Combat vehicles

Bulldog & FV430 series

409 Bulldog & FV430 series currently in active service

Combat vehicles

Guided Weapons

Anti-tank weapons The Javelin anti-tank weapon and the Next-generation light anti-tank weapon.

Small arms and support weapons

81mm Mortar

5650 metres High explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds to a maximum range of 5650m.

Small arms and support weapons

SA80 Individual Weapon

Tests On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.

Small arms and support weapons

Light Machine Gun

300 metres t provides the section commander with the capability to impose sustained suppressive fire on to an objective out to 300m.

Small arms and support weapons

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First overseas exercise for 4 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.

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Training course tests soldiers

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.

Tigers take their training to the USA

Exercise Northern Strike

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HM Tower of London