Why is our Tiger, called Tiger?

Founded in 1688, The Royal Leicestershire Regiment served with distinction around the world, and in 1825 it became known by its famous nickname "The Tigers".  Over the years they were awarded an incredible 73 Battle Honours dating from the Battle of Namur in 1695 to the campaign in Korea in 1952.

One of the enduring legacies of the regiment is its battle honours - the laurel that surrounds their badge.  This was awarded to the Regiment by King George III after the Battle of Princetown in 1777 and signifies the bravery of the soldiers who fought for their country.

We’re proud to partner with the Green Tiger Magazine, a journal of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.  Its archives house the recorded history of the Regiment since 1904. The magazine is a rich source of information and connects old comrades of the Regimental Association.

Their monthly magazine is a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about this courageous military unit and their archives can be accessed here https://royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk

We’ll never forget the brave men and women of the Regiment who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms so as we approach Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November, it’s seems a fitting time to remember them as we raise a toast in their memory and continue to support their legacy.

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