Partners and useful links
Click on the names of the partners to link to the website for each of the organisations listed below.
Leicester City Council
The Royal Leicestershire Regiment Association, Leicester City Council and partners across the city are working together on a programme of events and exhibitions entitled Leicester Remembers the Great War.
The County Council has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Century of Stories project, which will help local people to find their connections to the Great War. This project will launch in August and will run over four years. A new dedicated website is under development, so please return to learn more.
The website of the Royal Tigers Association provides an online presence for all matters of interest connected with the Regiment, which was founded in 1688 and served with distinction around the world until being merged into The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964. You can learn about the Royal Tigers' Association, our Regimental Museum and the wider Regimental family.
It is no coincidence that the public fund for the endowment of a University College for Leicestershire – later to become the University of Leicester – was opened on Armistice Day in 1918. The University College was envisaged as a 'living memorial' to those local men who had lost their lives in the First World War. Leicester was to have, as the local paper put it, 'more than a mere artistic war memorial'. The University motto 'Ut vitam habeant' ('so that they may have life') stands as a permanent reminder on every publication and degree certificate issued since.
The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen's representative in the County and the present Lord Lieutenant is Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP. The Lord-Lieutenant appoints Deputy Lieutenants to assist her and appoints one of these as the Vice Lord -Lieutenant.
We aim to create new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals. We try to protect our precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We do this by inspiring people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, and enjoy the many benefits that woodland has to offer.
We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Leicestershire and Rutland.
Founded in 1495 through the benefaction of Thomas Burton, Loughborough Endowed Schools have benefited from a long history of philanthropic support. As one of the leading Foundation schools in the country we have a clear vision of how we want to broaden social access, enhance educational opportunities and develop our facilities today, and for the future.
Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of our city and county. Our church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and religious life of this community since medieval times.
For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With around 46,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 8,500 adult volunteers in 1,700 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.
The Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War.
B Squadron, Royal Yeomanry is Leicester’s Army Reserve armoured corps unit. It offers those with initiative, motivation and a thirst for adventure the opportunity to train and develop as a reconnaissance soldier in your spare time.
Few career changes require as much adjustment as that of leaving the military and returning to a civilian lifestyle.