Mayor David Taylor laid the wreath on behalf of Amber Valley bourgh council.
Mayor David Taylor laid the wreath on behalf of Amber Valley bourgh council.

Mercian Regiment's annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial returns

Serving and retired soldiers and their families attended the annual pilgrimage to The Mercian Regiment Memorial in Crich following a two-year hiatus.

By Brian Eyre
Monday, 4th July 2022, 1:40 pm
Updated Monday, 4th July 2022, 1:41 pm

The Crich Stand memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters and The Sherwood Foresters who have been killed in action since the Great War.

On parade at the service of remembrance on Sunday, July 3, were the colour parties from each of the three battalions of the Mercian Regiment.

Serving and retired soldiers from The Mercian Regiment and its antecedent regiments attended.

Local Mayors and dignitaries laid wreaths at the event also attended by the regimental mascot, Private Derby XXXII, a Swaledale ram, donated to the regiment by the Duke of Devonshire from his Chatsworth Estate.

The regiment's band provided musical accompaniment and members of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force lined the path to the memorial.

The Crich Stand honours soldiers killed in action since World War One.

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