Unit History: Staffordshire Regiment

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Staffordshire Regiment
The Staffordshire Regiment officially gained its title in 1959, when he North and South Staffordshire Regiments amalgamated.  However, it can trace its history back to 1705, when a regiment known as the 38th Foot was raised in Lichfield.
The two regiments were involved in a number of notable conflicts. These included the Zulu War, the First and Second World Wars, the Gulf War and the Iraq War.
In 2004, it was announced that the Staffordshire Regiment would be amalgamated with the Cheshire Regiment and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment to form the Mercian Regiment. In September 2007, it became the 3rd Battalion Mercian Regiment (Staffords).

Memories of Staffordshire Regiment

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

South Staffordshire Regiment in 2010

Written by William Charles Stanton

I hope somebody can help.My mothers uncle,who named her when she was born,died 6th August 1944.He was in the Battle of Caen we think.He was Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.) William Charles Stanton of the South Staffordshire Regiment Unit 2/6th Bn. Service number 2651297. We just wondered if anybody knew him,and if they did,what was he like etc,or of how he may of lost his life.We are planning a trip soon to his war grave in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL. We would be very interested to know if anyone has any information,thanks.

South Staffordshire Regiment, in 1943

Written by Morry Bassett

any one remember being aboard the ss dutchess of Bedford when we collided with another ship one day out of Gibralter while returning to England from North africa around dec 1943 then going to Woodhall spa camp in Lincolnshire

South Staffordshire Regiment, in 1941

I am looking for information about my Grandad "George Albert Nicholls" who was in the South Staffordshire Regiment/1st Worcestershire Regiment during the second world war. He fought in Africa (Palestine, Sudan, Libya) and was captured by Rommel in at Tubruk in June of 1942 and taken to a prison camp first in Italy and then to STALAG 4 DZ Germany until the end of the war.

Staffordshire Regiment, in 1984

The great time we spent in South Armagh
Time we went to the US at Fort Lewis.

South Staffordshire Regiment, in 2012

Written by Dick Stuckey

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80017865 link to Imperial War Museum taped recording of Burma campaign

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