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
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.
- 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
- Op Herrick – Afghanistan – 1 and 2 PWRR, elements of 3 PWRR
- Iraq – 2 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
Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
'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 trained in dismounted close combat or fighting on foot (1 PWRR), specialised infantry trained to operate in small teams across the world (2 PWRR) and we are at the forefront of the Army Reserves equipped with the very latest equipment (3 and 4 PWRR).
Being a Tiger.....
For me being a Tiger is like being part of a big extended Family, one that looks after each other and who share common interests. Pte Ward
1 PWRR is a light role infantry battalion based in Woolwich, London since August 2021, prior to this they were based in Dhekelia, Cyprus. The Battalion is continually committed to UK and Overseas operations having just deployed to Kenya for 3 months as part of the Land Regional Hub for Africa, this involved Battle Group training and providing Short Term Training Teams across Africa, working with the militaries from a number of African countries. With the Battalion currently on high readiness to deploy anywhere in the world.
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.
The 2nd or Tangier Regiment of Foot mustered at Putney Heath on 14 October in order to garrison the Port of Tangiers, earning the British Army's oldest battle Honour 'Tangiers 1662-80'
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
1st Battalion PWRR
Alexander Barracks, Dhekelia, BFPO 58
3rd Battalion PWRR and Company HQ
Army Reserve Centre’ Leros Barracks Sturry Road,Canterbury,Kent, CT1 1HR Tel: 01227 817972
3 PWRR A Company
Army Reserve Centre, Sir Brackenbury Road, Ashford. TN23 3HX
3 PWRR B Company
Army Reserve Centre, Quebec Barracks, 198 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 5AS
3 PWRR B Company
Army Reserve Centre, Carter Barracks, 101 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN22 7NL
3 PWRR C Company
Army Reserve Centre, St Margaret's St, ROCHESTER, Kent. ME1 3BG
4th Battalion PWRR HQ
Linkfield House, Batts Hill, Redhill, RH1 1DS
4 PWRR A Company
Army Reserve Centre, Guildford Road, Farnham, GU9 9QB
4 PWRR B Company
Army Reserve Centre, Deansbrook Road, Edgware, HA8 9BA
4 PWRR C Company
Tudor Crescent, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2SR
4 PWRR D Company
29 Kilnmead, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8BD
The Tigers Family
Explore our equipment
SA80 Individual Weapon
Light Machine Gun
L115A3 Long Range 'Sniper' Rifle
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.
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.
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