Composed of two regular and one reserve battalion, The Mercian Regiment weaves the strength and agility of the light role, and the devastating power and speed of the armoured role to fearsome effect on exercise and operations. Lanyards: Originally, each battalion wore a distinctively coloured lanyard on No.2 dress: red cerise for the 1st battalion, Lincoln green for the 2nd, black for the 3rd and Mercian blue for the 4th. The Mercian Regiment is comprised of former county Regiments and their past antecedent Regiments. Mercian Volunteers. 40 were here. The Worcestershire Soldier is administered by the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) Trust and we are a Registered Charity no 276510. A garrison soldier's album Four pictures from the private album of an officer in the 66th Regiment who was stationed at Fort Regent as part of the island garrison in the late 1860s. This has been chosen because it forms a link to the regiment's recruiting area, which encompass a number of divergent counties that do not have modern traditional links, only under the ancient Kingdom of Mercia (unlike the other new regiments from Scotland, Wales and Yorkshire). Wykes of The Band of The Mercian Regiment Playing Last Post and Rouse at the NMA", "Msn. Pullover: Buff, worn by officers and WOs, from the Cheshire Regiment. The Mercian Regiment Name Change Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords) and in 1939 was part of the 2nd Battalion garrison based on Guernsey, where he met and married his wife. In recent years, the band has visited countries such as Cyprus, participated in events like the Buxton Military Tattoo and in 2014, became the first and only reserve band based outside of London to performs during the changing of the Queen's Guard at both Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace. Inns of Court City Yeomanry.  He then also performed the Last Post and Rouse at the War memorial in St Editha's Church Tamworth, Tamworth being the historical capital of Mercia. , The 4th Battalion is the regiment's Army Reserve Light Infantry battalion. When not deployed 1MERCIAN are based in Bulford; 2MERCIAN in Chester (Cyprus from 2018) and 4MERCIAN in the Midlands. Captain â¦ Royal Jersey Infantry. During the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Admiral Lord Nelson recommended that the Guernsey be worn by the Royal Navy and it was at this time that the Guernsey, which until then had been knitted in the unscoured natural wool, was dyed Navy Blue. Shop with confidence on eBay! Known as 'The Heart of England's Infantry', it was formed on 1 September 2007 by the amalgamation of 3 existing regiments.  In July 2014, this proposal was approved, and the regiment was renamed as The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire, Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords). The Regiment was formed from The Cheshire, Worcestershire â¦ Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment are celebrating their move âhomeâ to Chester. The Regiment has had eight operational deployments since its formation. Based in Wolverhampton, the Band is composed of volunteer musicians that include many from civilian careers. The Mercian Regiment. , The regiment originally had 3 regular army battalions and one Army Reserve battalion, though the 3rd Battalion was disbanded, as part of the restructuring of the British Army, in July 2014. Ulster Defence Regiment. Warrant officers' and NCO's rank badges: Black backing from Staffordshire Regiment. 40 were here. It was the second time â¦ Queens Own Yeomanry.  His successor, known as Private Derby XXXI, was announced on 20 February 2016 but he died on 1 September 2017. , In December 2017 Private Derby XXXII was presented to the Regiment by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth House. The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire, Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, which is recruited from five of the counties that formed the ancient kingdom of Mercia.Known as 'The Heart of England's Infantry', it was formed on 1 September 2007 by the amalgamation of three existing regiments. Mercian Regiment Heavy Knit Scarf One size (165 x 20cm)Comes with regiment logo embroidered on.Luxurious, heavy weight knitted scarf in classic style.100% PolyAcrylic Sale 333 talking about this. 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