Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Marching with the Tigers

A book charting the last 20 years of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment has just been published.

Marching with The Tigers, by Colonel Michael Goldschmidt, recounts the history of the Royal Leicestershires from 1955 to 1975, including the Regiment's amalgamation with the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964.

Starting with the Regiment's deployment in Cyprus during the EOKA uprising, the book goes on to describe the soldiers' time in Hong Kong, Borneo, Malta, Aden (now part of Yemen), Libya, Bahrain, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland.

Col Goldschmidt, a former member of the Leicestershires himself, spent more than three years researching the book. "I felt it was important we made sure the last 20 years were recorded", he said.

Amazon: Marching with the Tigers - the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955-1975