Saturday, 14 February 2009

KAPE: 3 Mercian Parades in Staffordshire

3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment will be holding a KAPE (Keeping the Army in the Public Eye) tour across Staffordshire next week.

Freedom Parades will be held:
16th February - Newcastle-Under-Lyme
18th February - Sandwell (West Bromwich)
19th February - Burton-upon-Trent
21st February - Stoke-on-Trent

A parade and civic reception will be held at each venue and a regimental information team will be on hand to chat to residents about Army life and show them weapons and military equipment. A Warrior tank will also be on display.
The Mercian Regiment, formerly The Staffordshire Regiment has a distinguished history going back some 300 years.
The 3rd Battalion, known as the Staffords, are sure to get a hearty welcome from the local Staffordshire people.

Army.MoD: 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords)