PWRR - The Tigers

Hampshire soldiers join last British troops in Afghanistan

Daily Echo: Officers and soldiers from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Picture by Cpl Wes Calder RLC

9:58am Tuesday 13th May 2014

THE Hampshire Tigers - the 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment - have landed in Afghanistan for the final time.

Troops guarding Olympics sleep in a car park

Daily Echo: 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1PWRR) soldiers guarding the Olympics sleep in a car park

9:40am Tuesday 31st July 2012

Drafted in at the last minute amid a security fiasco, hundreds of members of the 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) have been billeted in underground car parks, shopping centres and deserted warehouses.

Hampshire soldiers to protect volleyball at Olympics

Daily Echo: saved: Hampshire's historic regiment

11:47am Wednesday 18th July 2012

HUNDREDS of soldiers from across Hampshire and the south coast are being drafted in to provide security at the Olympics just months after returning from the Afghanistan front line.

Army hit by cuts - but Hampshire's Tigers are safe

Daily Echo: 1PWRR - The Tigers

12:51pm Thursday 5th July 2012

The Army is to lose 17 major units in the biggest overhaul of the service for decades it was announced today - but Hampshire's historic regiment is safe.

Hampshire regiment could be facing axe

Daily Echo: A patrol from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment at Basra Air Station.

THE future of Hampshire’s Army regiment could be under threat of being axed, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Libby takes a daily dip to help troops in Afghanistan

Daily Echo: Soldiers from 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment present Libby Pardoe with her award.

3:00pm Thursday 19th April 2012

HAMPSHIRE schoolgirl, Libby Pardoe, 15, has been diving into the pool at Lymington Health and Leisure Centre to swim one mile every day to raise money for our troops in Afghanistan.

Tigers uncover £17.5m drug and guns stash

Daily Echo: The drugs and arms seized by the Hampshire Tigers in Helmand Province

9:31am Wednesday 7th December 2011

HAMPSHIRE soldiers have helped uncover a £17.5m drugs stash thought to be among one of the biggest seizures of its kind in Afghanistan.

Cards on their way to frontline soldiers

Daily Echo: The Daily Echo’s Amy France with some of the cards for the Tigers.

9:56am Friday 2nd December 2011

THEY’VE arrived in their hundreds – now Christmas cards aimed at spreading some cheer among Hampshire soldiers are on their way to Afghanistan.

Mum pays tribute to soldier killed in action

Daily Echo: Private Thomas Lake from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan

11:17am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

The mother of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan today paid tribute to her son, describing him as a ''fun-loving action man'' who was ''so proud to be a soldier''.

PWRR soldier dies in Afghanistan

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:00am Monday 21st November 2011

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment has died in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence revealed last night.

Jason heads drive to back Afghan troops

Daily Echo: Jason Dodd shows his backing for the Hampshire Tigers wristband campaign.

2:48pm Monday 3rd October 2011

FORMER Saints star Jason Dodd has thrown his weight behind a campaign to support troops on the frontline.

Hampshire's Band of Brothers

Daily Echo: Hampshire soldiers head to war

1:24pm Wednesday 28th September 2011

THE TRAINING is complete, their bags are packed and they are as ready as they ever could be.

In their own words - Hampshire Tigers on the frontline

Daily Echo: Lt Col JC Coote, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR).

1:32pm Wednesday 28th September 2011

More Hampshire Tigers talk to the Daily Echo about their hopes and fears for the next seven months in the Afghanistan war zone.

Hampshire soldiers head to war

Daily Echo: Hampshire soldiers head to war

5:15pm Friday 23rd September 2011

HUNDREDS of soldiers from Hampshire’s regiment The Tigers are being deployed to the Afghanistan frontline for the next seven months.

Lord Lieutenant meets The Tigers

Daily Echo: Dame Mary Fagan

4:08pm Wednesday 31st March 2010

Dame Mary Fagan wasted no time in getting her hands dirty when she ditched her formal attire for Army combat gear and climbed into the driving seat of a Warrior armoured vehicle.

A royal visit for the Tigers

Daily Echo: Tigers  royal visit

9:49am Wednesday 14th October 2009

TIGERS colonel in chief, the Queen of Denmark, met the troops when she paid a visit to the solders base in Paderborn, Germany.

Tigers have an oar-some time!

Daily Echo: MAKING A SPLASH: Pte Michael Jepson 19, from Portsmouth, and Pte Ben Danby 21 from Aldershot.

2:41pm Wednesday 7th October 2009

THEY have completed their arduous tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) are taking a moment to recuperate, while honing new skills.

Tigers spirit of adventure

Daily Echo: ON GUARD: A British soldier from One Platoon of the Prince of Wales' Company, 1st Battalion, The Welsh Guards, is silhouetted against the skyline while on patrol near the village of Zarghun Kalay, Afghanistan. 	Picture by Cpl Rupert Frere, Ministry of Def

2:35pm Wednesday 7th October 2009

THEY have completed their arduous tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now a handful of soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) are taking a moment to recuperate, while honing new skills that could prove vital when they return to the frontline. The Daily Echo’s Jenny Makin has joined The Tigers in Bavaria as they embark on adventure training.

Memorial service for Passing of the Generation

Daily Echo: Harry Patch

7:13am Tuesday 22nd September 2009

TIME is running out for people to obtain tickets for the Passing of the Generation Service in Westminster Abbey.

Crowds roar homecoming heroes

Daily Echo: Thousands greet the Tigers home

10:30am Wednesday 15th July 2009

THEY came out in their thousands and gave their heroes a welcome home to make them proud.

The Tigers' Romsey homecoming

Daily Echo: CROWDS: Wellwishers turn out in huge numbers to welcome the Tigers in Romsey.                               Echo picture by Matt Watson. Order no: 8885159

10:04am Wednesday 15th July 2009

AMID a day of fanfare and celebration, it was a poignant moment to remember those who did not come home.

The Tigers: Proud duo honoured

Daily Echo: DECORATED: Lce Cpl Roger Everett receives his medal from Mayor Liz Mizon.       Echo picture by Paul Collins. Order nos: 8885556

10:51am Wednesday 15th July 2009

THEIR experiences couldn’t have been further apart on the frontline. But yesterday Lance Corporal Roger Everett and Private Callum Daly were united when they stepped up to receive medals before family and friends and a cheering home crowd.

The Tigers: Sisters’ bye to Ben and cheer for Billy

Daily Echo: WELCOME HOME: Becky and Jess Skelton greet Billy Macguire.                Echo picture by Paul Collins. Order no: 8885776

10:41am Wednesday 15th July 2009

CHEERING the boys home, these two sisters had just said farewell to their elder brother Ben Skelton who deployed to Afghanistan yesterday.

Salute our heroes as Tigers go on parade

Daily Echo: Make Tigers parade a day to remember

7:49am Tuesday 14th July 2009

SOUTHAMPTON and Romsey were today giving a heroes’ welcome to Hampshire’s returning troops.

Make Tigers parade a day to remember

Daily Echo: ATTENTION! Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment Tigers rehearse for the marches in Southampton and Romsey.

2:16pm Monday 13th July 2009

IT will be a day of celebration and commemoration – so come out and make us proud!

SHAMEFUL : An insult to our heroes

Daily Echo: Snub foe heroes parade

10:45am Friday 10th July 2009

MAJOR high street stores were last night accused of turning their backs on Hampshire’s military heroes.

The Echo ‘gets behind our boys’

Daily Echo: Ashley Cairney, Jim Lampard and Lauren Haywood from Freespirit will be supporting the Tigers.

5:00pm Thursday 9th July 2009

BUSINESS owners are queuing up to show their support for The Tigers as they prepare for their Hampshire homecoming.

City's parade plans for Tigers are 'shameful'

Daily Echo: 1PWRR - The Tigers

12:41pm Wednesday 8th July 2009

SOUTHAMPTON'S plans to welcome our soldiers home have been slammed as disgraceful.

Medals for Tiger tours ahead to welcome home parade

Daily Echo: Corporal John Peart

10:41am Tuesday 7th July 2009

THEY are medals that represent two very different experiences on the frontline.

Give our Tigers a hero’s welcome

Daily Echo: Give our Tigers a hero’s welcome

1:44pm Monday 6th July 2009

AS THE 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment come home to Hampshire, the Daily Echo is urging everyone to get out and welcome them back.

Show your support with a Tigers wristband

Daily Echo: Show your support with a Tigers wristband

9:28am Saturday 16th May 2009

HAMPSHIRE’S soldiers were due to arrive home this weekend after making their final journey out of Iraq – and the local Army recruitment office is urging people to show their support by buying special Tigers wristbands.

Tigers are coming home after Iraq tour

Daily Echo: 1PWRR - The Tigers

10:41am Friday 15th May 2009

The Tigers – soldiers from The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment – are returning from Iraq.

Five Hampshire soldiers remembered as Tigers leave

Daily Echo: British Troops in Basra

12:59pm Friday 1st May 2009

THEY are five Hampshire faces that will forever bear the hallmarks of the atrocities of war in Iraq.

Troops to parade in county at homecoming celebrations

Daily Echo: Troops parade through Winchester

12:22pm Friday 20th March 2009

HAMPSHIRE will be able to give troops a heroes’ welcome in a series of homecoming parades this summer.

Emotional return for Hampshire soldiers

Daily Echo: Hampshire soldiers celebrate their return to Germany

2:26pm Monday 2nd March 2009

IT was a homecoming fit for heroes. The tears were a mixture of joy and relief for the dozens of family and friends who gathered to welcome back Hampshire soldiers from the Afghanistan frontline.

Tigers’ Week draws to a close as troops send their love home

Daily Echo: Tigers’ Week draws to a close as troops send their love home

12:14pm Saturday 14th February 2009

Home is where the heart is. . .

Historic tour nears an end for Armoured Tigers

Daily Echo: The 1PWRR Military Transition Team is mentoring the Iraqi Army by living and working alongside the 50th Brigade in their barracks in central Basra.

11:15am Friday 13th February 2009

Hampshire soldiers are part way through what is set to be an historic tour of Iraq as British forces prepare to pull out of the country this summer.

Life on the frontline with the Tigers

Daily Echo: Warrant Officer Class 2 Frank Eastman

11:40am Thursday 12th February 2009

Tigers’ Week – a week dedicated to Hampshire’s Army Regiment, The Tigers – highlights the work and achievements of the men and women who serve our country with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

The Tigers the pride of Hampshire for three centuries

Daily Echo: FEARSOME: The Tigers fought in the Battle of Minden, 1759.

11:09am Friday 13th February 2009

FOR more than 300 years the Hampshire Tigers have been the pride of the county whose soldiers have served with valour in many wars and campaigns across the centuries.

There were 30 of us and 400 Taliban – but we wouldn’t surrender

Daily Echo: Captain David Mans

10:39am Friday 13th February 2009

Tigers’ Week – a week dedicated to Hampshire’s Army Regiment, The Tigers – highlights the work and achievements of the men and women who serve our country with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

How to support the Tigers…

Daily Echo: How to support the Tigers…

11:18am Friday 13th February 2009

You can show your support for the regiment, and help raise money for those injured in conflict, by wearing a PWRR wristband. The wristbands cost £1, with proceeds split between the PWRR Welfare Fund and Help for Heroes. You can buy a wristband at Army recruiting offices across the region or at army.mod.uk/pwrr.

Risking their lives for peace

Daily Echo: A patrol from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment at Basra Air Station.

2:02pm Monday 9th February 2009

TODAY marks the start of a special week dedicated to Hampshire’s Army Regiment – The Tigers. The first initiative of its kind, it’s designed to highlight the work and achievements of the men and women who serve our country with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

Earn your stripes by buying a wristband

Daily Echo: Actress Emma Barton models a PWRR Wristband

2:06pm Monday 9th February 2009

HAMPSHIRE residents are being urged to honour the courage of the men and women of the Tigers with a yellow and blue wristband.



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