In honour of local fallen hero, Warrant Officer (WO2) Ian Fisher, and to commemorate the role played by the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (STAFFORDS), The Staffordshire Regiment Museum has created ‘Camp Fisher’, a custom-built play area at the museum which was officially opened by Ian’s family on 28th August 2019.
Following Ian’s death in 2013, his comrades created a sign for their vehicle compound renaming it ‘Camp Fisher’, and Staffordshire Regiment Museum has used the original sign at the playground, in honour of such a devoted and professional soldier.
To help complete the play area, St. Modwen Homes donated materials to the museum such as topsoil and grass. The new playground features a climbing apparatus which has been designed to look like a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. This vehicle is not only used today by troops in the Mercian Regiment to deploy infantry into the front line, but it was also used by the Staffordshire Regiment in the first Gulf War and later in Iraq and is a great way for the museum to link current serving personnel with their regimental past