The Mercian Regiment is the Heart of England’s Infantry, recruiting from the five counties which formed the ancient Kingdom of Mercia: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. We also cover the Black Country and the Wirral.
We formed on 1st September 2007 through the amalgamation of three existing Regiments. The Regiment has deployed on eight operational deployments since its formation, making us one of the most operationally experienced regiments in the British Army.
We work and fight as a proud, close knit family and live to our motto 'Stand Firm Strike Hard'. Through it, we deliver success on operations around the world. Professional, determined and fierce, Mercian soldiers are renowned for their professionalism and courage when deployed, and our reputation marks us out as one of the most effective and modern Infantry units in the British Army.
Alongside returning from Afghanistan, the Regiment has deployed on exercise to Cyprus, Lithuania and Uganda during the past 12 months, and will deploy to Canada and Kenya among others in 2015.
The Mercian Regiment is recruiting now, offering a unique range of Regular and Reservist roles, and excellent career progression for soldiers and officers. For further information, see the 'join us' tab.
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Stand Firm, Strike Hard
The 1st Battalion is an armoured infantry battalion, part of the 1 Mechanized Brigade based at Bulford on Salisbury Plain. The Battalion has deployed on three operational tours since its formation in 2007, one to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.
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