Country: United Kingdom Region: Staffordshire
Latitude: 51° 51' 24" N Longitude: 0° 53' 35" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
52°39'33"N 1°46'28"W Whittington Bcks Lichfield
- Hq The Mercian Regiment (Inf Corps) http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/23998.aspx
This regiment is a combined light role and armoured role infantry regiment with dispersed units and composed of 2 regular and 1 reserve battalions, .
1st Battalion is located at Bulford and consists of 5 companies (3 rifle companies, a support and an Hq company)
2nd Battalion is at Chester providing light-role capability to 42 Infantry Brigade meaning a lot of the time spent on ops on foot with the ability to operate using helicopters and an array of armoured mobility vehicles
4th Battalion (Army Reserve) is lat Wolverhampton and deploys as either a formed Company or as Individual Replacements, where a soldier goes to a Regular unit and is put into a platoon to work alongside Regular military.
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