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Tigers parachute team to open Brighton Pride Community Parade

Besi Besemar July 18, 2017

The Princess of Wales’ parachute display team, to open Brighton Pride Community Parade on Saturday, August 5.

The world famous Princess of Wales’ Parachute Regiment also known as The Tigers will perform a free-fall parachute team jump at 10.45am to deliver the Brighton & Hove Pride 2017 rainbow flag to the head of the Pride Community Parade at 11am on Hove Lawns.

The Tigers free-fall parachute display will be the most spectacular start to a Pride celebrations the city has ever witnessed, as the display team drops onto Hove Lawns on Saturday, August 5, smoke trailing and flags flying, while performing amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute.

The Tigers are the flagship team for the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, whose seniority stems from the Tangier Regiment of 1661, thus having the distinction of being the senior English Infantry Regiment of the line.

Soldiers of the Regiment are recruited from Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Members of The Tigers consist of volunteers from various battalions of the regiment.

The Tigers have performed at many events throughout the years as far a field as Berlin, Kosovo, Cyprus and at the opening of the birthday celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Now they will add the Summer of Love Brighton Pride 2017 celebrations to their long list of credits, flying high for Pride, with style, with grace and with rainbows.

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