West Midlands Regiment

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West Midlands Regiment
Active 1999 – 2006
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Line Infantry
Size One Battalion

The West Midlands Regiment was a British Territorial Army regiment from 1999 to 2007.

History[edit]

The regiment was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of four territorial infantry battalions:[1]

The regiment was composed of six companies, continuing to wear the badges of the regular regiments to which they were affiliated:[2]

On 1 September 2007, the entire West Midlands Regiment united with the Cheshire Regiment companies of the King's and Cheshire Regiment to become the 4th Battalion of The Mercian Regiment.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The West Midlands Regiment: Regimental history". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "The West Midlands Regiment". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Presentation of New Colours To The Mercian Regiment". Visions Unlimited. Retrieved 24 May 2014.