The Lincolnshire Regiment
The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Association, are the living survivors of the Lincolnshire Regiment and are endeavouring to mark the strong connection between the people of Lincolnshire and the Regiment by erecting a fitting and lasting memorial, as a permanent tribute both to the regiment and to the thousands of men who served and fought under its banner. The memorial will stand on a former part of what used to be the barracks and which had been the home to soldiers of the Regiment since 1878. Sadly this was demolished in 2007 and now forms part of Sobraon Park. The comrades of the Association are planning an unveiling ceremony with parade and a barracks open day on Saturday 6th October 2012.
Originally raised in 1685, its current descendants, the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are justifiably proud of their ancestors 275 years loyal and valuable service to 14 Kings and Queens, and the 131 battle honours and 10 Victoria Crosses, they earned along the way.
Multitudes of families within Lincolnshire and all over the world have had sons, brothers, uncles, fathers, grandfathers and many unknown and undiscovered ancestors enlist in the regiment, and whose lives were affected, and in thousands of instances were laid down and sacrificed, for the benefit of others through their heroic actions.
A memorial to their memory will cost in the region of £25.000. A lot of money, especially in a time of severe economic recession, However, please bear in mind that this equates to roughly 5p for every soldier who served both their county and country well.
Our appeal therefore is both simple and realistic. If you know of any of your friends, relatives or ancestors who wore the famous Sphinx cap badge, and were proud to be a "Poacher" then we ask for your support and donation, however small, pledge £1 or more to our cause and let us altogether show that
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Col (Retd) Chairman Memorial Committee