The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) has created a new display, in the Worcestershire Soldier Gallery, to mark the end of the combat role of the Mercian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
2014 marked the end of a 13 year deployment of British troops in Afghanistan during which time the three battalions of the Mercian Regiment, and its antecedents, have been deployed almost continuously.
Through the personal stories of those on the ground, the new display seeks to provide a snapshot of this pivotal point in the history of Afghanistan. The display is composed entirely of new objects, photographs and video collected by the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and the Mercian Regiment in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2014.
It aims to help our visitors understand the challenges that soldiers from the County Regiment faced from initial peaceful deployment through to high intensity combat missions and the critical role of mentoring and training of the Afghan National Security Forces.