The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire, Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, which is recruited from the five 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. The Regiment has deployed on eight operational deployments since its formation, making it one of the most operationally experienced regiments in the British Army.
Type: Line Infantry
Part of: Prince of Wales’ Division
Nicknames: The Heart of England’s Infantry
Motto(s): “Stand Firm and Strike Hard”