About Us

The Royal Leicestershire Regiment

The Royal Leicestershire Regiment was an infantry regiment. It was formed in 1688 and served with distinction around the world until being merged into The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964. Since 1825 it was known by its famous nickname "The Tigers". Further details can be found on the History page of this website.

The Regiment has a thriving association for old comrades (The Royal Tigers' Association), a splendid Regimental Chapel in Leicester Cathedral, a fascinating Regimental Museum in Leicester and a living memorial to the Regiment (Royal Tigers' Wood) at Bagworth in Leicestershire.


Brigadier A Fisher

The Regimental Trustees

Captain T R Wilkes (Chairman)
Major T St C Brown

Captain R J Allen MBE
Brigadier A Fisher
Mr R E Jones
Captain R C Lane
Mr C G Packham
Major General A J G Pollard CB CBE DL
Captain T D Smith MBE
Colonel F A H Swallow OBE
Mr S H Woolfe


The Royal Tigers' Association

Membership of The Royal Tigers' Association is free and open to all former soldiers (old comrades) of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment and its successor The Royal Anglian Regiment. Applications for membership should be sent by email or letter to the Association Secretary at the address below.

The Association holds reunions, organises events, provides charitable assistance to its members when needed, and runs a small shop of regimental items. Further details about events and reunions can be found on the News page of this website.

Charity number: 263822


The General Committee of The Royal Tigers' Association

Mr R E Jones (Chairman)
Mr T Taylor (Vice-Chairman)
Mr A Alexander
Mr R J C Allen
Mr R P Cunningham MBE
Mr G N A Eustace
Mr J M Gould
Mr R T Gregory

Mr K Hassell                                                                                                                                                        
Mr B Nagra
Mr V S Sherwood
Mr D W Street



Headquarters Office

The Association Secretary
The Royal Tigers' Association
Army Reserve Centre
Ulverscroft Road

Office hours: Monday–Wednesday 09.00 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

Telephone: 0116 2489668

Email: secretaryrta@virginmedia.com

Most archival records about the Regiment are deposited in:

The Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Long Street
LE18 2AH

Telephone: 0116 2571080.

Email: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk


The Green Tiger

Our regimental journal, The Green Tiger, has been published since 1904. It now publishes two editions per year (Spring and Autumn). Contributions for possible publication can be sent to the Editor:

Mrs Teresa Prime 
Editor, The Green Tiger
Army Reserve Centre
Ulverscoft Road
LE4 6BY.

Telephone: 01778 702066

Email: greentigereditor@gmail.com.

Hard copies of The Green Tiger can be obtained from the Regimental Headquarters office above. For research, all editions can be accessed online in our Green Tiger Journals section.


The Royal Anglian Regiment

The Royal Anglian Regiment, our successor regiment, was formed in 1964. Its Headquarters are at:

The Keep
Gibraltar Barracks
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RN

Telephone: 01284 752394

Email: INFHQ-QUEENS-RANG-RegtSec@mod.uk

Website: http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/3475.aspx