Lunch with Tigers for Royal Tigers Day

Royal Tigers Day was marked by the Royal Tigers’ Association with a service of remembrance followed by lunch. The Royal Leicestershire Regiment was an infantry regiment formed in 1688 and served with distinction around the world and since 1825 it was known by its famous nickname “The Tigers”. In 1964 it was merged into The Royal Anglian Regiment.
The regiment connection with Leicester Tigers rugby club is because at least 47 soldiers from the regiment played for the club over the years. They are known as “tiger tigers”. Several also served as club presidents.
It was evident talking to so many ex-service personnel and their families how proud they were to have served in the Regiment and it was fascinating talking to the former soldiers about their early life in Leicestershire and Leicester. Thank you for your service.
The Regiment has a thriving association for old comrades (The Royal Tigers’ Association), a splendid Regimental Chapel in Leicester Cathedral, a Regimental Museum and a living memorial to the Regiment (Royal Tigers’ Wood) at Bagworth in Leicestershire.

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