‘To be the enduring Regimental Association for all past and present members of the PWRR and our famous forebear Regiments in order to provide Comradeship, Communication & Care.’
Our President, the Colonel of the Regiment, Lt Gen Doug Chalmers DSO OBE is one of the UK's most senior and experienced operational commanders. He says:
"The PWRR Association is our Association. It vital to the through life care of our family Regiment and therefore matters deeply to all of us. It is manned by a team of volunteers (who are exceptional and live the Army values every day by their deeds) supported by RHQ. I encourage all Tigers to help us ensure that we look after each other and make this the best regimental association in the land. The Association looks after everyone from forebear regimental comrades and cadets to serving Tigers and veterans. Its aim is simple: Comradeship, Communication & Care - each part of that interlinks and by doing so gives us strength. At its heart is the simple truth: once a Tiger, always a Tiger. Service has marked us all deeply and the comradeship that we experienced and enjoyed is rare in today's society. The Association keeps that uniqueness alive and provides a ready database of like-minded souls. Looking forward to meeting you at gatherings in the future."
In 2016, the Colonel of the Regiment appointed Lt Col (retd) Chris Parker MBE to be the first Chairman of the PWRR Association as the Regiment passed 25 years of service. Chris is a volunteer and is known to most Tigers, he was born in Chichester, Sussex, at 19 joined the Infantry Reserves in Portsmouth, then after Sandhurst did 17 years, serving with 1&2 PWRR serving on 9 operational tours. A civilian businessman since 2007, Chris is also a founding Patron of Forces Diversity.
Chris says, "It has been a unique, operational, fighting era for our Regiment for 25 years. We Tigers stick together and always look after each other. I would like to thank our superb volunteer Branch leaders and their committees. John Redfern, Adrian de Villiers and Matt Rugman built great foundations but the Regiment needs more volunteers to help others. We need new monthly Ambushes and new Branches for Sussex, Surrey & Channel Islands. Please join our volunteers and help all Tigers."
Contact the PWRR Association Chairman on any issue you wish to raise via our contact page marked 'for PWRRA Chairman'.
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Our Branches are as follows (Bold denotes Branch is running now, others need your help):
1. Kent (already have a strong E Kent PWRR Branch - click here)
2. London (a successful joint QRA Branch including Middlesex)
3. South Branch (Hampshire & Sussex – 1 Year old and flourishing)
4. Channel Islands (In discussion now via Andy Carré)
5. Surrey (in discussion now - including with Queen’s Royal Surrey Association)
We also have 2 regional groups (mini-branches) as virtual networks for 'faraway Tigers'.