Our latest reunion, the last one for 2019, was held in our wonderful association room at The Tower of London.
Even with poor weather the turn out was superb and it was a pleasure to welcome two new members.
Mr Brian Lowe
Brian passed away on Friday 3 January. We have no other details as yet.
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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Our annual Dinner is a another great success
The annual association pilgrimage to Mondement was another great success, superbly organised by Richard Adams.
This year's tour to commemorate the 1st Battle of the Marne in 1914 was better than ever. Staying in a friendly private hotel in the Champagne region with wonderful weather, it's not surprising this tour is always fully booked. More details of this trip appear in the latest newsletter The White Hackle.
Mondement Tour 2019
The Terry Crowley memorial dinner held at the Tower on Saturday 18th May was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all. Above is our President Col Mike Dudding (left) and our former President Maj Gos Home. Standing behind them is Johnny Ringwood who looked extremely well after his recent illness. Good to have you back Johnny! More photos and details here
A short history of the Royal Fusiliers between 1945 and 1968 is to be written as that period has never been adequately covered.
A professional editor and author, Mr. David Martin, will work with designated overseers of chapters. All members of the Association are invited to contribute a short word or two about an amusing or interesting event in that time frame.
Reunion dates for 2019
The next reunion (and AGM) at the Tower will be Friday 7th February 2020, starting at 7pm.
Full 2020 dates on Events page.
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 2019 diary dates.
Our well supported reunions at The Tower of London are the backbone of the Association. Next reunion is Friday 7th February, 2020 at 7pm.
A special Vintage lunch (over 80's) is also held in September.
Maj Gen Bryan Webster
CB CBE passed away on Monday 9 December 2019 surrounded by his family.
More details to follow.
Maj Gen Bryan Webster CB, CBE
Capt. John Davis
16 Grebe Close, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4BY
Tel: 07752 384320
Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL
Lieutenant Colonel K W Kiddie
36 Maryfield Close, Bexley,
Kent DA5 2HY
Tel: 01322 550285
The White Hackle editor
2 Keswick Road,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 9AT
Tel: 07702 008446