The museum welcomed important visitors today from the 1st Battalion of the Mercian Regiment,  the Regular Battalion of The Mercian Regiment which incorporated the Cheshire Regiment.

The Mercian Regiment is an Infantry Regiment of the British Army, recruited from the five counties that formed the ancient kingdom of Mercia; Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.

It is known as The Heart of England’s Infantry, formed in 2007 by the amalgamation of three existing regiments (Cheshire, Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords).

Senior officers from 1st Mercian met representatives from the Museum to discuss closer bonds and provide an update on the activities of both organisations.

Caption: LtoR: Warrant Officer Class 1 Glen Miller, Regimental Sergeant Major and Lieutenant Colonel Grant Brown, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment with Mike Huntriss, Vice Chairman and Brigadier John Tompson OBE, Chairman of the Friends of the Cheshire Military Museum. Photo taken by Geoff Crump BEM, Regimental Researcher at Cheshire Military Museum.