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Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers

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. The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers .
1971.04.01 Formed with Headquarters at Wolverhampton from cadres of The Worcestershire Regiment, 5th/6th Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment and The King's Shropshire and Herefordshire Light Infantry .
. A (Worcestershire Regiment) Company at Worcester. Formed from cadre The Worcestershire Regiment .
. B (5th/6th Battalion Staffordshire Regiment) Company at Stoke-on-Trent. Formed from cadre 5th/6th Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment .
. C (King's Shropshire Light Infantry) Company at Wellington. Formed from cadre The King's Shropshire and Herefordshire Light Infantry .
. D (Herefordshire Light Infantry) Company at Ross-on-Wye. Formed from cadre The King's Shropshire and Herefordshire Light Infantry .
. E Company at Walsall. Formed originally as a platoon, but expanded to a company .
1975.04.01 Battalion reorganised to form 2nd Battalion Mercian Volunteers. .
. A Company at Worcester, B Company at Stoke and E Company at Walsall reorganised as A, B and D Company 2nd Battalion Mercian Volunteers respectively .
. C Company at Wellington redesignated as E Company 5th Battalion The Light Infantry (Volunteers) .
. D Company at Ross-on-Wye redesignated as D Company 6th Battalion The Light Infantry (Volunteers) .
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