February 4th 2014


Members of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force have given a boost to an appeal for a permanent monument to the Royal Leicester Regiment.

At Christmas the Leicester Mercury newspaper made an appeal which helped to raise more than £40,000 for the tribute, which will be sited at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The cadets of C (Tiger) Company helped the appeal to cross the line with a £1,000 donation.

The memorial, set to be installed in the summer of 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The chairman of the Regimental Association, Captain Bob Allen, said: “This was a wonderful gesture which demonstrated the very close ties of the company with the regimental association. This exceptionally generous donation of £1,000 got us over the target line.”

Captain Andy Marriott, Company Commander, C (Tiger) Company, said: “The company wished to show its commitment and respect to those who served in the regiment and made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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