The Mercian Regiment's Battle Honours are displayed on the Regimental Drums, and some on the Regimental Colours.
In 1794 the 29th Foot were serving at sea to reinforce the shortages of sailors in the Royal Navy at the time. They took part in Admiral Howe’s famous victory at the Battle of Ushant on the Glorious First of June. They were awarded the naval crown in commemoration of their service.
In 1854 at the Battle of Inkerman in Crimea, the 95th Foot captured some Russian drums. These had a distinctive “black and white sharks tooth dicing” on the drum hoops. This was then replicated on the Battalion’s drums.
This commemorated the action of the 80th Foot for service against the French forces in Egypt in 1801.
This commemorates the 98th Foot’s actions during the First China War (also called The Opium War) of 1842.