Sgt Watchman V Campaign
Sgt Watchman event update:
Community Together CIC have organised a dog walk around the castle grounds on April 2nd 2017
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A public campaign has been launched for a statue of the Staffordshire Military mascot Sgt Watchman V and Community Together CIC has pledged it support to the campaign. Sgt Watchman V was given the Freedom of the Borough in 2014.
Councillors, businesses and the public have joined forces to raise funds for the statue which will be located in Tamworth and cost £10,000 and £2,000 has already been raised to support the commission. The statue would be the first in Staffordshire of the regiments mascot and serve as the newest memorial to the Staffordshire Regiment and the wider regiment family.
Campaigners includes support from Tamworth Mayor Cllr Ken Norchi, Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher, Tamworth Councillors, Local Business Staffie Central and Community Together CIC.
Cllr Robert Pritchard said “We can think of no more fitting tribute to the regiment than a bronze statue of St Watchman V”
Handler WO2 Greg Hedges said “We are very humbled by this project, it was great to meet so many people who wanted to honour Watchman and the regiment in such a public way”
Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher Said “I am delighted to support the project and help Tamworth be the first town in the county to have a statue of Watchman V as a symbol of our local military.”