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Call for former members of the Staffordshire Regiment

Former members of the Staffordshire Regiment are being urged to return to Lichfield for a special ceremony in May.

On May 15, the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment will be laid up in Lichfield Cathedral – for the first time since 1985 – and the Staffordshire Regimental Association is keen for former Staffords to be there.

There will be a parade through Lichfield city centre before the ceremony by the 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), who are the direct successors of the Staffords.

The parade will take place at 11am before the Cathedral service at 12noon.This will be at 11 am and the service in the Cathedral will be at 12 noon.

Entry to the Cathedral will be by ticket only. Any former Staffords who want to attend can contact Helen Rayson on 01543 434390 or by emailing

The Colours were presented to the Staffords in Colchester on 21 May 1983.

Since then the Battalion have served in four Northern Ireland tours, fought in the Gulf War, served in Kosovo and completed two difficult tours in Iraq.

The Battalion received New Colours on 28 April 2006, when HRH Prince Andrew presented them in Whittington Barracks.

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  1. scott sullivan

    26th January, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    question. is dean oliver the same sgt of the staffords that was the training sgt at whittington barracks 1983

  2. mark howell

    27th May, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    hello scott ,, yes it was dean oliver who was the training sgt at that time , he was my platoon sgt . i was with him the day he was killed . contact me for more info .

  3. stanley griffiths

    20th July, 2010 at 10:48 am

    any one that was in cyprus in 56, i was a dog handler, geordie mears, tanky williamson, cpl prior. to name but a few, also wrac rosie french. i would be glad to hear from any one that was there. contact me through my daughter cheryl lawrence. thanks look forward to hearing from you.

  4. jock moffat

    1st August, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    i would like to find the nearest staffs association to crewe

  5. geoff searle

    4th November, 2010 at 1:32 am

    looking to speak to a gary cooper who work in officer mess

  6. jock moffat

    5th November, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    iwould like to hear from anyone in the band or corp of drums between 1970 to 1977