Christmas Items in Focus

Have you ever wondered whats in the gold tin in the Mercian Regiment case in the gallery? Well now we will show you!

The  tins were recived by members of The Mercian Regiment in 2014 whilst on Operation Tosca in Cyprus on a UN deployment. A tradition in the army which goes back to the First World War, the one shown was a centenary edition to commermorate Centenary of the First World War. 

The Gold tin hows the following items:

  • A santa hat obviously!
  • Aero hot chocolate powder
  • Playing cards, with an image of Princess Mary Tin on it
  • Plastic Mug
  • Mints
  • a travel pillow
  • Christmas tree decoration
  • headphones
  • A Christmas Card with an image of the Imperial War Museum on it