An appeal has been launched to raise funds for a memorial which will celebrate the dedication of military personnel of an infantry regiment.
The Royal Leicestershire Regiment, known as The Tigers, needs to generate £40,000 for a memorial which will be on show at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.
The memorial, together with the Regimental Chapel in Leicester Cathedral, the Regimental Museum in Leicester and Royal Tigers’ Wood at Bagworth, will form the last visible testimonies to this famous regiment to serve as reminders to future generations of the glorious part it played in the life of the history of the city, county and nation.
The regiment was first raised in 1688 and served continuously until amalgamation into the present Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964.
The memorial will present the battle honours of soldiers of the regiment, which served across five continents.
The memorial will be sculpted by Theodore Gillick of Stamford and the stone has been generously donated by Ketton Stone Masonry and Fixings. The cost of the further work needed for completion, which involves the design, fabrication and construction of the significant base, and the sculpting and fabrication of the tiger, is £40,000.
To download a donation form, visit www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk/_ui/images/regimental-memorial-appeal-form.pdf