Book published by Pen and Sword in 2009, 400 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4524)
Brand New Book
From the front inside fly leaf: This book is a fascinating and immensley detailed history of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment, and covers events in that Regiment and its successor, the 4th Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, over the years 1955-75.
During this period the Battalions undertook overseas and operational tours in Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Borneo, Aden, Malta and Libya, Bahrain and Northern Ireland.
Illustrated throughout with lots of maps and black and white photographs, the book describes the Regular battalions' activities up to the disbandment of Tiger Company in 1975, the Territorial Army battalions' up to the disbandment of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment (Territorial) in 1971, the early years of the Leicestershire Companies in the 5th and 7th (Volunteer) Battalions The Royal Anglian Regiment, the Depot, the Museum, the Regimental Chapel in the Cathedral, and Alliances
The final chapter brings The Tigers' History right up to 2008, including Royal Tigers' Wood and the dedication of the various national memorials on which the Regiment is commemorated.
Its numerous appendices contain a wealth of information such as lists of Honours and Gallantry Awards (including Long Service and Efficiency Decorations and Medals), Colonels and Commanding Officers and of those who commanded other units and formations, Late Entry Commissions and National Service Officers.