Life Is Hard*The "lady" that night didn't even get one sausage!
One of the Royal Anglians parent units was then Leicestershire regiment who had the nickname the Leicester tigers. IIRC the title still used by one of their TA units as late as 1997.I was 5 R ANGLIAN, joined in 1975. Others may have called us 'The Tigers,' but we didn't call ourselves that. Sadly we had no Gucci nickname. (And certainly not RAR.) It was a great Bn though and I am proud to have worn their capbadge.
Weren't the Royal Hampshires known as the Tigers as well. I came across some blokes from Tiger Company R Hampshires at Canterbury in 1972 when I was at JLR RE at Dover. They had been reduced to a company in the late sixties, but became a full size battalion soon after when there was an urgent need for Infantry in 1972. Originally they were slated to amalgamate with 1 Glosters in 1969.One of the Royal Anglians parent units was then Leicestershire regiment who had the nickname the Leicester tigers. IIRC the title still used by one of their TA units as late as 1997.
ETA The Leicester Tigers Rughy team also used the title
MaybeWeren't the Royal Hampshires known as the Tigers as well.
But - no local brewery named a beer after them, nor did any Hants rugby team signify solidarity with the County's soldiery by adopting the title.
Nor (in thirty years of professional soldiering) did I ever hear "Tigers" used in connection with the Hampsters.
When I did, it was only when the parasites slapped the label on (what had previously been) the Queen's Regiment freefall parachute team, after the Hampsters had engineered the deletion from the Army Order Of Battle, in the reign of HM Elizabeth II, the regimental title The Queen's Regiment.
I don't ordinarily get cranked up by such matters, but in this instance I find the Hampsters to have behaved appallingly, ever since their nondescript little county mob was force-wedded to The Queen's Regiment.
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I was badged Middlesex for my first year in CCF (proper brass capbadge!) then Queen's. When I left skule I became 2430##*5 Pte Stonker with the Queen's T&AVR company in Edgware (@Buttmaster General will confirm).Dunno what gives me this impression, something about that post, perhaps.
You weren't by any chance commissioned into The Queen's Regiment?
I can confirm what Stonker has posted: I was a couple of years behind him in the CCF (Queens Regt badged), then I joined the TA at Edgware (I was 244**008 (Queens Regt badged again) - missed the best last 3 by 1 digit).I was badged Middlesex for my first year in CCF (proper brass capbadge!) then Queen's. When I left skule I became 2430##*5 Pte Stonker with the Queen's T&AVR company in Edgware (@Buttmaster General will confirm).
I was commissioned RRF in 1974, so I've really got no dog in this particular fight.
I just thought/still think that the behaviour of the Hampsters simply demonstrated much of the hypocrisy that is implicitly encouraged by our mental Reggie system, and absolutely fvckall of it's much-vaunted redeeming features.
Tommie to the very core.the blokes on the ground just cracked to form a great infantry regiment (PWRR),