The Regiment will be 50 in 2018
2018 Events

The objective of Fus 50 is to celebrate the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and to draw in as many younger members as possible, hence the use of the existing informal “association” events as the basis of the Area Gatherings.


Fusilier 50

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50 logo2018 will be an exciting year for the Fusiliers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, there is a year-long programme of events to involve serving Fusiliers, veterans, their families and the general public. All the events and commemorations will take place under the umbrella of Fusilier 50.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and known generally as “The Fusiliers”.

First Fusiliers (1 RRF) is based in Tidworth and Fifth Fusiliers (5 RRF) is a Reserve Battalion based in Newcastle. Both battalions can deploy highly motivated and trained soldiers who can adapt quickly to any challenging scenario.

The Regiment was formed in 1968 as part of the Army reforms to create the first ‘large infantry Regiment’ amalgamating the four English Fusilier Regiments:
•The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
•The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
•The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
•The Lancashire Fusiliers

Since its formation in 1968, with initially four Regular and two Reserve Battalions, the Fusiliers have seen service across the world and found themselves in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan campaign.

The Regiment is well known for its distinctive red and white hackle which is worn by all ranks. The Hackle was awarded in recognition for the defeat of the French at the Battle of St Lucia in 1778. The white hackles were removed from the French dead by the Fusiliers – it is regimental folklore that they were then dipped in their blood…

The Regiment has four museums located at RHQ in the Tower of London, Warwick, Alnwick and Bury, each commemorating the area’s antecedent Regiment.


The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50 logo2018 will be an exciting year for the Fusiliers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, there is a year-long programme of events to involve serving Fusiliers, veterans, their families and the general public. All the events and commemorations will take place under the umbrella of Fusilier 50.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and known generally as “The Fusiliers”.

First Fusiliers (1 RRF) is based in Tidworth and Fifth Fusiliers (5 RRF) is a Reserve Battalion based in Newcastle. Both battalions can deploy highly motivated and trained soldiers who can adapt quickly to any challenging scenario.

The Regiment was formed in 1968 as part of the Army reforms to create the first ‘large infantry Regiment’ amalgamating the four English Fusilier Regiments:
•The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
•The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
•The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
•The Lancashire Fusiliers

Since its formation in 1968, with initially four Regular and two Reserve Battalions, the Fusiliers have seen service across the world and found themselves in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan campaign.

The Regiment is well known for its distinctive red and white hackle which is worn by all ranks. The Hackle was awarded in recognition for the defeat of the French at the Battle of St Lucia in 1778. The white hackles were removed from the French dead by the Fusiliers – it is regimental folklore that they were then dipped in their blood…

The Regiment has four museums located at RHQ in the Tower of London, Warwick, Alnwick and Bury, each commemorating the area’s antecedent Regiment.

left to right.
Top left:
Captain Ben Everson, First Fusiliers, Regimental Adjutant RHQ Major John Sneesby - the first officer to be commissioned into the Fusiliers
2nd Lieutenant Andrew Elliot - the newest and most recent Fusilier Lance Corporal Daz Airey - First Fusiliers
John Westlake - First Fusilier Chelsea Pensioner

Press Release:
11th May 2017
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers unveils new logo for their 50th Anniversary
Today, officers and soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018. This significant year will be known as 'Fusilier 50'.
The Fusilier 50 logo will raise the profile of the Regiment as they approach their 50th Anniversary and will feature in all marketing material, special events and merchandise. The new logo is a simple, modern take on the Regiment's well known badge and red and white hackle.
The logo's unveiling comes one year before the formal anniversary of the Regiment on the 23rd April next year. A programme of special and commemorative events has been pulled together by the Regiment's Fusilier 50 Committee which has been set up to publicise the Regiment and its anniversary. Events will run throughout 2018 and will cater for all serving and veteran Fusiliers and their families, including parades, memorial services, military dinners and gatherings in the Regiment's four recruiting areas.

Colonel (Retd) James Denny, Regimental Secretary for The Fusiliers said:
"We are really excited with the new logo for Fusilier 50 and we all look forward to seeing it in many places in the forthcoming months. It's a totally modern look for the Regiment whilst still incorporating the distinct red and white hackle. We hope everyone is as drawn to the new look as much as we are and we look forward to welcoming cadets, potential recruits, serving Fusiliers and Fusilier veterans to the planned events which begin on St George's Day 2018."
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and was formed by the amalgamation of four English Fusilier Regiments in 1968. Since its formation the Regiment has been involved in service across the world in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

 


 

Supporting elements to Fus 50:
Heritage events (Bury Museum, 68 Voices, Historical video)
· Memorabilia
· Commemorative brochures etc.