Fusiliers Association

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

Members we have lost in recent months

Major General (Retd) Bryan Webster CB, CBE
General Bryan died overnight 9th/10th December.


General Bryan was commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers in 1951 and served in Germany, Egypt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and as a platoon commander in 1RF during the Korean War (1953).  He commanded the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers between 1971 and 73 and 8 Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland from 1975 to 77.  Subsequent staff posts included Director of Administrative Planning 1980-82 and Director Military Quartering 1982-86. 
He retired from the Army in 1986.


More detailed obituary here



By kind permission of the Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the memorial service for Major General Bryan Webster CB CBE will be held on Friday 28th February 2020 beginning at 2.00pm at the Memorial Chapel Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.


Following the service there will be a reception in Government House.

Those wishing to attend should inform RHQ by 18th February to the following email address:



Please include the names of those wishing to attend and car details (make, model VRN and colour), if driving.


Entry to the Academy is strictly controlled and those wishing to attend must be on the RHQ list and you will require photo ID. An administration instruction will follow with further details post 18th February.

Mr Raymond “Mick” Kemp passed away on 8 August and that his funeral will be held on 5 September. We will publish more details as soon as we get it.



Mr Mike Sterling who we last saw at the reunion just before Christmas last year passed away on 22 April 2019. His funeral was held at St Deny’s Church, Rotherfield on 16 May and was attended by a couple of former Royal Fusiliers friends.

He served as a NS Fusilier 1957-59 in the Trucial Oman States and in Malta.

Mr Alex Tutton of Eastbourne passed away on 16 July aged 86.His funeral was at Eastbourne Crem on 7 August at 12pm.

He served in the RF in Korea and Suez.

Mr Bob Foskett passed away on 10 June 2019 following a short illness and a fall. He was an in-patient at Lister Hospital, Stevenage and for those who knew him had not been well for some time.


His funeral service was held on Monday 1 July 2019 at 1200pm at St Cuthbert's Church, Hoddesdon, with a burial afterwards Ware Road Cemetery.

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


Capt. John Davis

16 Grebe Close, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4BY

Tel: 07752 384320

Email: jonpudavis@googlemail.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