The Tiger Skin


Tradition dictates that a Tiger Skin adorn the entrance to the Officers’ Mess and, in the entrance of the 2nd Battalion’s Mess, it provides a striking platform on which to mount the Latham Centrepiece with the Queen’s and Regimental Colours behind.

A much treasured piece it remains gnarled by hard use over many years: this is no indication of neglect more a conscious decision not to repair or replace the piece given the endangered species ranking of the great Bengal Tiger.

The Regiment remains open to donations of unwanted tiger skins, however, for display within Regimental Messes. All enquiries should be directed via Regimental Headquarters.