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Mercian Volunteers

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. Mercian Volunteers .
1967.04.01 Formed in TAVR II with HQ at Walsall, with companies serving as successors to former TA battalions in the Mercian Brigade: .
. HQ Company (Staffordshire) at Walsall, successor to 5th Bn The South Staffordshire Regt .
. A Company (Cheshire) at Stockport, successor to 4th Bn The Cheshire Regt and 7th Bn The Cheshire Regt .
. B Company (Worcestershire) at Kidderminster, successor to 7th Bn The Worcestershire Regt .
. C Company (Staffordshire) at Burton-on-Trent, successor to 5th/6th Bn The North Staffordshire Regt .
. D Company (Sherwood Foresters) at Nottingham, successor to 5th/8th Bn The Sherwood Foresters .
1969.01.01 B Coy formed platoon at Worcester from personnel of P Battery The Worcestershire Territorial Regt RA .
1971.04.01 E Company (Cheshire) formed at Ellesmere Port from cadre 4th/7th (T) Bn The Cheshire Regt .
1975.04.01 Redesignated 1st Battalion, Mercian Volunteers on formation of 2nd Battalion; HQmoved to Wolseley House, Wolverhampton (ex Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers); E Company at Ellesmere Port transferred as C Company, 2nd Battalion .
. HQ Company (Staffordshire) at Walsall; Mortar Pln at Droiwitch, Worcester; Anti-Tank Pln at Sutton-in-Ashfield .
. A Company (Cheshire) at Stockport .
. B Company (Worcestershire) at Kidderminster with Pln at Worcester .
. C Company (Staffordshire) at Burton-on-Trent with new Pln at Rugeley .
. D Company (Sherwood Foresters) at Nottingham .
1984 G (HSF) Company formed at Kidderminster .
1988.04.05 Battalion broken up to form new battalions: .
. HQ formed HQ 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) .
. C Coy redesignated as C Company 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) .
. B Coy and D Coy redesignated as B Company and D Company 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment respectively .
. A Coy redesignated as A Company 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment .
. G (HSF) Coy absorbed by F (HSF) Company 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment .
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. 2nd Battalion Mercian Volunteers .
1975.04.01 Formed with HQ at Walsall with companies from the late Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers and 1st Battalion .
. HQ Company at Shirley. Formed from the late The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers .
. A Company at Worcester with Pltn at Stourport by redesignation of 'A' Company The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers. .
. B Company at Stoke-on-Trent with Pltn at Crewe by redesignation of 'B' Company The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers. .
. C Company at Ellesmere Port with Pltn at Northwich by redesignation of 'E' Company 1st Battalion. .
. D Company at Walsall by redesignation of 'E' Company The Light Infantry and Mercian Volunteers. .
1984 F (HSF) Company formed as Worcester .
1988.04.05 Battalion disbanded, with companies being transferred as follows: .
. A Company and F (HSF) Company redesignated as A Company and F (HSF) Company 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment .
. B Company and D Company redesignated as B Company and D Company 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) .
. C Company became C Company 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Cheshire Regiment .
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