15:29 Thursday 16 January 2014

'Tigers' memorial planned at arboretum

Written byMARK MCKAY

A MEMORIAL to soldiers from Leicestershire will be built at a national centre of remembrance now £40,000 has been raised for the project.

The memorial to the Leicestershire ‘Tigers’ Regiment will be built at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Alrewas.

Colonel Richard Robinson, the immediate past president of the regiment association, thanked everyone who took part in the appeal.

The memorial is already being built. It will include a four-foot-long tiger on a limestone plinth.

It is hoped the memorial will be built in time for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in August.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the upkeep of the memorial can send cheques to The Association Secretary, The Royal Tigers’ Association, TA Centre, Ulverscroft Road, Leicester LE4 6BY, or online at www.justgiving.com/tigersappeal

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