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Mercian Regiment

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Mercian

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The Mercian Regiment was formed in August 2007 from an amalgamation of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, and the Staffordshire Regiment. The battalions were redesignated as follows:

  • 1MERCIAN - formerly 1CHESHIRE
  • 2MERCIAN - formerly 1WFR
  • 3MERCIAN - formerly 1STAFFS
  • 4MERCIAN - formed from the West Midlands Regiment TA

The crown on the badge is notable in that it is a Saxon crown. The Regiment's, "area," being roughly that of King Offa's kingdom during the Dark Ages.