PWRR Unconquered I Serve
PWRR Fierce Pride!.

Welcome ..

Welcome to the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment Association (East Kent) Branch. We as a Branch are centred on Canterbury, Kent and the surrounding areas. We were established originally from the Territorial Battalions of 5 QUEENS and 5PWRR which became 3 PWRR. Formed as a club in 2004, our vesting day to establish as a Branch was 6 September 2008. This meant we became the first full Branch of the PWRR Association.

Our Branch runs on different lines to older branches from our forebear Regiments. We have three main social events a year including our AGM and attend the Canterbury Remembrance Parade. That means we have a Branch Committee who plan events for our 108 members but with no monthly meetings.

The Colonel of the Regiment's main effort has been to develop a fully effective Regimental Network - our membership is therefore open to serving, retired or family members of the Regiment, be they Regular, Territorial, Reservist, NRPS and FTRS. If you have served in the PWRR or its forebear Regiments we would like to hear from you.

John Redfern - Chairman

 

Membership

Our membership style has been very popular in recruiting our 130 members. Membership is gained by applying on the attached form completing your personal details including your service dates and Battalion and Regimental duties.

We charge a one off joining fee of £15 which entitles you to join and attend any of our pay as you go social functions.

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR) is England's senior infantry regiment. Known as The Army Tigers, the Regiment is made up of Regimental Headquarters, three battalions and a Reserve company:

  • 1 PWRR - a Regular battalion currently based in Germany
  • 2 PWRR - a Regular battalion currently based in Cyprus
  • 3 PWRR - a Reserve battalion based in the eastern side of our recruiting area in the South East of England
    4 PWRR - a Reserve battalion based in the western side of our recruiting area in the South East of England- This Battalion is exciting news for the Regiment, it becomes the first Battalion to be formed in our direct lineage for over 50 years. The headquarters will be based in Redhill with Companies in Crawley, Southampton, Farnham and taking over the B Company (Queen's) The London Regiment. The battalion is currently recruiting and will be established in early 2018
  • Our soldiers come from the South-East of England including London, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, The Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
    Army Tigers embody the virtues of courage, self-discipline and loyalty.
    Soldiers from The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment have been in every major conflict since the Second World War and are one of the most decorated regiments for gallantry in the British Army. These include 57 Victoria Crosses (the nation's highest award for conspicuous gallantry), one of which was won in Iraq by Sgt Johnson Beharry, who is one of only two serving VC holders in the British Army.

The Army Tigers don't live in the past, we learn from it so that we can deal effectively with the future.

PWRR Badge Please Click Here to visit our membership page. Simply download the membership form and return by post or email.
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History of PWRR Brief history of 5th Battalion,
The QUEENS Regiment
Events for 2017

 

Latest events

The next event for the branch will be the annual BBQ and AGM on the 1st July.  Once again we are hosted by the joint mess in the DFTS at Manston with the usual live music, raffle and subsidised bar and meal. The bar opens at midday please contact the secretary for further details! - John Bennett johnbennett@pwrr.co.uk

Latest News

The reunion and presentation of new Colours to all three of our existing Battalions will take place on the 23rd September this year. HM Queen Margarethe of Denmark  will present them to commemorate her 20th Anniversary as Colonel in Chief of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. The event will coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the Regiments vesting day back on 9th September 1992 when the Queens Regiment was amalgamated with the Royal Hampshire Regiment. There will be a grand reunion afterwards and a chance to catch up with old friends. Entrance is strictly by ticket only. Please contact the secretary to apply for tickets to the event which are completely free! johnbennett@pwrr.co.uk

If you have any questions about the PWRR Association, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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