What regiments made up The Mercian Regiment?
In 2007 The Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment and the Staffordshire Regiment are brought together to form The Mercian Regiment. Known as the heart of England’s Infantry, the Regimental motto is ‘Stand Firm, Strike Hard’.
Who can join The Mercian Regiment?
You will need to be 18 to join 4 MERCIAN, but you can apply when you reach 17 and 9 months. The best way to join is to go to visit your local 4 MERCIAN unit and find out what is on offer and whether you like it. The team there will talk to you and give you an insight into being a Reserve solder with 4 MERCIAN.
Who formed the Mercian Regiment?
The Mercian Regiment was formed in 2007 from The Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and The Staffordshire Regiment. These became its 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions respectively.
Which division is the Mercian Regiment in?
The King’s Division
The Mercian Regiment is one of three regiments in The King’s Division and is considered to be a regiment of the line.
Where is the regimental headquarters of the Mercian Regiment?
Mercian Regimental Headquarters. Based in Lichfield, the Regimental Headquarters of The Mercian Regiment administrates the Regiment and acts as a ‘home headquarters’ for the wider MERCIAN regimental family.
What is the role of the Mercian Infantry?
The Mercian infantryman is at the heart of the action, providing the fighting element of the British Army’s forces. Ready to engage decisively the enemy in close quarter combat, Mercians are highly skilled with sophisticated weapon systems ranging from the SA80 A2 rifle through to the Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle with its 30mm canon.
Who are the Mercians?
Professional, courageous and fiercely proud of our regiment, Mercians are highly regarded throughout the British Army and we are regularly called upon for operations both in peacetime and during armed conflict.
Where have the Mercians been deployed?
Op Shader, Trenton, Falklands. Highly experienced regiment, Mercians are currently deployed in three overseas operations. Previous deployments: Iraq. Afghanistan.