The Mercian Regiment in Afghanistan

New Afghanistan display in the Worcestershire Solider Gallery

New Afghanistan display in the Worcestershire Solider Gallery

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.

Soldiers from the Worcester and Sherwood Forest regiment lift Davey Graham 21 from Nottingham to be medivaced out off the Green zone in Hellmand provence , Southern Afghanistan after being injured by a gun shot wound in an Ambush by the Taliban

Soldiers from the Worcester and Sherwood Forest regiment lift Davey Graham 21 from Nottingham to be medivaced out off the Green zone in Hellmand provence , Southern Afghanistan after being injured by a gun shot wound in an Ambush by the Taliban

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.

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