1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association

  • Next reunion
  • 8th September
  • Firday 10 December



Welcome to our website and hope that you find it interesting and informative. Although this Association was originally started for ex 1st Bn servicemen (hence the White Hackle), we warmly welcome both serving and former members of RRF to our wonderful Association room at HM Tower of London.


If you are still not a member then this is your chance to find old friends and to make new ones.


The Association has five reunions a year, all at the Tower of London, along with a special reunion for Korean veterans. See the events page for 2021 diary dates.

Our well supported reunions at The Tower of London are the backbone of the Association.


A special Vintage lunch (over 80's) is also held in September.

Appeal for Korean War Artefacts

The Memorial Hall in Pusan Cemetery in Korea are asking for artefacts relating to the Korean War. Can you help?

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Maj Maurice French MBE


It is with great sadness that RHQ must inform you of the death of Maj (Retd) Maurice French MBE, aged 91. His daughter Emily said that Maurice died peacefully, though suddenly, in his sleep at home in Wiltshire. She had spent the weekend just prior staying with him – "he was on good form with lots of forward planning and playing scrabble games with my son".

More details here

We'll meet again...

...in September

Mondement Tour 2020

At long last, some good news! All being well we are planning to have our first get together for over a year at the Tower on Wednesday 8th September at 12.30pm for 1.00pm for a reunion with lunch.


The second date is Friday 10th December. This will be the usual Christmas reunion. To start at 19.30.


Members wishing to attend must contact Ray O'Brien in advance to have their names on the list, otherwise you'll won't get through the gates.

Mr Ray O'Brien is our secretary and is your point of contact for reunions and all other membership matters.

Contact details below.

We're now on Twitter!

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The annual association pilgrimage to Mondement 2021 went ahead and was another great success, superbly organised by Richard Adams.


Staying in a friendly private hotel in the Champagne region with wonderful weather.


Click here for the full tour.



Ronnie Miller


We are sad to report the passing of Ron Miller. Ron died on Thursday 15 July. He was 87 and recently been hospitalised after a fall at home.

More details here

Sunday 14 November, Remembrance Sunday

Meet at Holborn 1030 for wreath laying followed by Church service then afterwards join us at

Weatherspoons Pub

Penderel's Oak;
Holborn, WC1V


1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association


Ray O'Brien

5 Ashurst Drive, Worth, Crawley,

West Sussex RH10 7FS

Tel: 07988 833944

Email: rayobn1@gmail.com



Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL



Lieutenant Colonel K W Kiddie


George Rose

36 Maryfield Close, Bexley,
Kent DA5 2HY

Tel: 01322 550285


The White Hackle editor

Rob Crowley

2 Keswick Road,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 9AT

Tel: 07702 008446