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Armed Forces to Pay Tribute on 25th Anniversary of First Gulf War

The Armed Forces will this week pay tribute to the thousands of servicemen and women who fought in the First Gulf War with a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the conflict. On Friday, His Royal Highness … Continue reading

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Mercian Regiment’s New Mascot Reports for Duty

Plucked from a royal Derbyshire estate, Private Derby XXXI has reported for duty at his new Army base in Whittington, Staffordshire. The Mercian Regiment has welcomed its new mascot: a Swaledale ram that comes with a royal seal of approval.  … Continue reading

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Staffordshire Regiment’s Mascot and Handler Honoured with Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth

  Watchman V, the popular former mascot of the Staffordshire Regiment, has been honoured with the Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth. Staffordshire bull terrier Corporal Watchman V and his handler, WO2 Greg Hedges, had the award conferred on them … Continue reading

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Knitting Appeal Hits America

Volunteers all the way from America are the latest recruits to the knitting campaign to supply Tamworth & Lichfield’s local battalion, 3 Mercian (The Staffords), with beanie hats for their upcoming tour of Afghanistan. The North Staffordshire Regiment Living History Association, also … Continue reading

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Staffords Name Change Goes to the Queen

Proposals to keep the regimental name “Staffords” have been sent for approval to an army committee and the Queen. The 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) is to be scrapped in a government reorganisation of the army. Michael Fabricant, MP … Continue reading

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Mercian Regiment Colonel to Meet Local MPs

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, together with other local Conservative MPs, is to meet the Colonel of the Mercian Regiment, Major General A. R. D. Sharpe OBE, to discuss the future of the regiment. Of particular concern is the treatment … Continue reading

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Staffords’ Name Saved as Mercian Regiment Changes Official Title

The Staffords’ historic name has been saved, thanks to Staffordshire residents and ex-servicemen. More than 17,000 people signed a petition to ensure the Staffords’ centuries-old traditions would not be lost in an Army restructuring and now The Mercian Regiment has … Continue reading

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