Unlike the current Mercian Regiment, an amalgamated unit of the British Army formed in 2007 (seen here marching in Stockport, Cheshire, January 2015), the greatly expanded Mercian Defence Force shall take on the functions of the army, navy and air forces. It shall also, like the Mercian Women’s Police, assume a great variety of other duties within Mercian society, with its members learning essential life skills and a wide range of professional and essential service trades.
Mercian Women’s Police ▲
The Mercian Defence Force shall be organised by shires, with its officers drawn from its own ranks. Its uniforms shall feature the double-headed Eagle of Leofric, Earl of Mercia (reigned 1023–1057) – as currently used by the Mercian Regiment, pictured above – as a cap badge. Rather than fighting expensive and futile foreign wars, it shall instead guard the borders and people of Mercia.