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1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Location: Picton Barracks, Bulford, UK

Role: Armoured Infantry

Who we are - The Battalion takes its rich heritage from The Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and The Staffordshire Regiment.

The Battalion consists of five companies. Three rifle companies, excelling in close combat skills with each over 100 men strong. These rifle companies are supported by a Support Company and a Headquarter Company.

Where we are - The 1st Battalion is based at Picton Barracks, Bulford on Salisbury Plain. The battalion has deployed on three operational tours since its formation in 2007, one to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.

What we do - The Battalion provides 1 Mechanized Brigade with one of its armoured Infantry units. This means they have to be ready to conduct operations primarily using the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle in a role which allows them to provide shock action and endurance to any operational force. They are experts in mounted close combat.

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