“Fierce Pride – a Century of the Tigers on Operation”

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Painting by David Rowlands, 2014

This painting is by the Artist David Rowlands commissioned by the 3rd Battalion’s then Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel David Mogg TD, who commanded the Battalion from 2008 to 2010. This picture depicts a hundred years of The Tigers and their antecedent regiments on operations worldwide.

From Left to Right:
1/6th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment, India and Mesopotamia 1914-18.
7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Western Front 1915. New Army battalion raised in Canterbury.
4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, El Alamein 1942
4th Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, Burma 1944
4th Battalion Queens Royal Surrey Regiment T.A.E.R. 'Ever Ready' attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Aden 1965
5th Battalion Queen's Regiment 'S-Type' attachment to 1st Battalion, Operation BANNER Northern Ireland 1980s.
B (Queen's Regiment) Company London Regiment individual reinforcement, Operation LODESTAR Bosnia 1997. Representing the Middlesex Regiment
3rd Battalion The Tigers (Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment) individual reinforcement to 1st Battalion, Operation HERRICK Afghanistan 2012.