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The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)

Cap Badge of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Active 9 September 1992-Present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Line Infantry
Role 1st Battalion - Armoured Infantry
2nd Battalion - Light Role
3rd Battalion - TA Reserve
Size Three battalions
Part of Queen's Division
Garrison/HQ RHQ - Canterbury
1st Battalion - Paderborn, Germany
2nd Battalion - Ballykelly
3rd Battalion - Canterbury
Nickname The Tigers
March Quick - The Farmer's Boy/Soldiers of the Queen
Slow - The Minden Rose
Commanders
Colonel in Chief HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Colonel of
the Regiment
Major General P R Newton CBE MPhil
Insignia
Tactical Recognition Flash
Arm Badge Tiger
From Royal Hampshire Regiment

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) is the senior English infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division. It was formed in 1992 by the amalgamation of two other regiments and holds the oldest battle honour in the British Army (Tangier, 1662): Image File history File links Pwrr_cap_badge. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Mechanized infantry are infantry troops provided with trucks, armored personnel carriers (APCs), or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat. ... Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of infantry, harassing and delaying the enemy advance. ... The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at the same rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... The Queens Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for has the regiments from the east of England and the remaining regiment of Fusiliers. ... Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. ... Ballykelly (Baile Uí Cheallaigh in Irish) is a village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Soldiers of the King is a song written and composed by Leslie Stuart. ... Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. ... Image File history File links PWRR_TRF.PNG‎ Tactical Recognition Flash of the Princess of Waless Royal Regiment I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, bicycles, or other means. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Queens Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for has the regiments from the east of England and the remaining regiment of Fusiliers. ... A battle honour is a military tradition practiced in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign. ...

Through its ancestry via the Queen's Regiment to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), the PWRR is the most senior English line infantry regiment. The current regiment was named in honour of The Princess of Wales. In 2004, it was announced that, as part of the re-structuring of the infantry, the PWRR would merge with the Berkshire and Wiltshire elements (former Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment) of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. It was subsequently announced in 2005 that this would not take place, and the PWRR would remain unaffected. The Queens Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Royal Hampshire Regiment is a former British Army line infantry regiment who trace their origins back to 1702. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Diana Spencer” redirects here. ... The Wardrobe in Salisbury houses the RGBW regimental museum. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The PWRR serves as the county regiment for the following counties:

Upon its creation, HRH The Princess of Wales and HM The Queen of Denmark were Allied Colonels-in-chief of the PWRR. When the Princess divorced HRH The Prince of Wales, she resigned as Colonel-in-chief and the Queen of Denmark has remained its Colonel-in-chief since. This article is about the English county. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire, between the Solent and the English Channel. ... Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid), styled HM The Queen (born April 16, 1940), is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ... Prince Charles may refer to: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, current heir-apparent to the British throne Any of the previous British royals named Charles, Prince of Wales The former Belgian regent, Prince Charles of Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


The regimental headquarters is in Canterbury, while the regiment itself comprises three battalions:

Contents

Mechanized infantry are infantry troops provided with trucks, armored personnel carriers (APCs), or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat. ... The 20th Armoured Brigade has been a British Army brigade since the Second World War. ... Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of infantry, harassing and delaying the enemy advance. ... The 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade was formed on 13 January 1942 by converting The 210th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home), a Home defense static brigade. ... The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at the same rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... The London Regiment is a Territorial Army regiment in the British Army. ...

Recent and Future Postings

The Regiments 1st Battalion served a six months tour of Iraq in 2004 with a second tour following in 2006. Many of the operations carried out by the Battalion during the first tour were named after stations on the London Underground [1]. The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ...


From the end of the arms plot in 2009, the regiment's two regular battalions will be based in Germany (1st Bn) and Cyprus (2nd Bn). The 2nd Bn will rotate this posting with public duties in London, following a deployment to Afghanistan in 2008. 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Public duties are performed by military personnel, and usually have a ceremonial or historic significance rather than an overtly operational role. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Victoria Cross and other decorations

A total of thirty seven medals and awards were awarded to the regiments 1st Battalion for their service during operations in Iraq in 2004 including a Victoria Cross, two CGCs, ten Military Crosses, and seventeen Mentioned in Despatches, making them the most highly decorated serving regiment in the British Army [2]. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. ... The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a second level military decoration of the United Kingdom armed forces. ... The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. ... Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service. ...


Private Johnson Beharry of the 1st Battalion, PWRR was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during his unit's deployment to Al-Amarah, near Basrah. This was the first award of the VC since 1982. Johnson Beharry in front of a mural of the Victoria Cross Private Johnson Gideon Beharry, VC (born 26 July 1979, in Grenada), of the 1st Battalion, Princess of Waless Royal Regiment is a British soldier who, in March 2005, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for... The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. ... Amarah (sometimes written al-Amarah), is a city in southeastern Iraq, located next to the Tigris River waterway south of Baghdad, at 32°10′ N 46°03′ E. Predominately Shiite, it had a population of about 340,000 as of 2002. ... Location of Basra Basra (also known as Başrah or Basara; historically sometimes called Busra, Busrah, and early on Bassorah; Arabic: البصرة, Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of about 1,377,000 in 2003. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Whilst attached to the 1st battalion, Michelle Norris of the Royal Army Medical Corps became the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross following her actions on June 11, 2006. Michele Norris Private Michelle Norris is a British soldier and medic noted for heroism in the 2003 Iraq conflict. ... The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. ... The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Danish Connection

The PWRR is one of only two regiments in the British Army that has a foreign monarch as its Colonel-in-Chief (the other is The Light Dragoons). Queen Margarete II was previously the Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's Regiment, continuing a tradition in her family dating back to the appointment of King Frederick VIII as the Colonel-in-Chief of The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), one of the ancestor regiments of the PWRR, in 1906. The Light Dragoons is an armoured regiment of the British Army. ... Frederik VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being the 3rd Regiment of Foot. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Battle honours

  • (combined battle honours of The Queen's Regiment, and The Royal Hampshire Regiment, with the following emblazoned:)
    • The Regimental Colours1: Tangier 1662-80, Namur 1695, Gibraltar 1704-5, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Minden, Louisburg, Guadeloupe 1759, Quebec 1759, Belleisle, Tournay, Barrosa, Martinique 1762, Seringapatam, Maida, Corunna, Talavera, Albuhera, Almaraz, Vittoria, Peninsula, Punniar, Moodkee, Sobraon, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Taku Forts, Pekin 1860, New Zealand, Afghanistan 1879-80, Nile 1884-85, Burma 1885-87, Relief of Ladysmith, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902, Korea 1950-51
    • The Queen's Colours: Mons, Retreat from Mons, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17 '18, Hill 60, Festubert 1915, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Cambrai 1917 '18, Hindenburg Line, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917-18, Landing at Helles, Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestine 1917-18, Kut al Amara 1915 '17, Mesopotamia 1915-18, North West Frontier India 1915 1916-17, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Caen, Rhine, North-West Europe 190 '44-45, Abyssinia 1941, El Alamein, Tebourba Gap, Hunt's Gap, Longstop Hill 1943, North Africa 1940-43, Sicily 1943, Salerno, Anzio, Cassino, Gothic Line, Italy 1943-45, Malta 1940-42, Malaya 1941-42, Hong Kong, Defence of Kohima, Burma 1943-45
  • 1. also emblazoned:
    • The Naval Crown superscribed "1st June 1794" - from the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
    • The Sphinx superscribed "Egypt" - from the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) & Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    • The Royal Tiger superscribed "India" - from the Royal Hampshire Regiment

Order of Precedence

Preceded by:
Royal Regiment of Scotland
Infantry Order of Precedence Succeeded by:
Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
(King's Lancashire and Border)

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Lineage

Lineage
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires The Queen's Regiment The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
The East Surrey Regiment The 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot
The 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot
The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment The 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot
The 97th (Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot
The Royal Sussex Regiment The 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot
The 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry
The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
The Royal Hampshire Regiment The 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot
The 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

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Alliances

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Also

Victor Andrew de Bier McLaglen (December 10, 1886[1] - November 7, 1959) was a British boxer and Academy Award winning actor, who later became a naturalized American citizen. ...

References

  1. ^ Sniper One by Sgt Dan Mills, August 2007 ISBN 978-0-718-14994-9
  2. ^ Sniper One by Sgt Dan Mills, August 2007 ISBN 978-0-718-14994-9

External links

  • Regimental Website

 
 

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