Princess of Wales regiment marches in Surrey fundraiser

Re-enactors Re-enactors represented the PWRR from Napoleonic, Victorian, WWI and WWII eras

About 50 Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR) soldiers, cadets and re-enactors have marched through Surrey.

The group presented arms to the Mayor of Waverley at the Red Lion pub in Godalming before marching to the Wheatsheaf pub in Bramley.

The event was to raise money for a Leonard Cheshire home in Godalming and the PWRR's benevolent fund.

The re-enactors represented the PWRR in different historical periods.

Military costume from the Napoleonic, Victorian, WWI and WWII was worn.

'Raising profile'

Sergeant Major Carl Fitz-Gerald, of the PWRR, said as the regiment's veterans get older it has fewer representatives in local communities.

He said: "People seem to have forgotten who we are and where we're from.

"We're getting our name back out there and raising our own image in the local community."

The PWRR recruits its soldiers from Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London, Middlesex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Landrat Dr Alexander Saftig, from Godalming's twin town Mayen-Koblenz in Germany, was also presented arms by the group.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Surrey



Min. Night 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.