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

Remembrance 2023

  • Next reunion
  • 8th December

The 2023 branch dinner brought together 4 Korean veterans. From left to right: George Rose, Mike Mogridge, Joe Hill and Peter Galloway.

 

Joe is the oldest of the group at 93.

Kenny Hammersley

Ken passed away on 14th June 2023.

 

A Korean veteran, he also served in Egypt and Sudan, 1952-55.

 

A sad loss to our branch.

Royal Fusiliers Memorial Service June 27th 2023

The London Branch held their annual pilgrimage to Holy Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct made special as it was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cease Fire in Korea.

Click here to read the full story and more photos

Lt Col Mike Kelly

Lt Col Michael Kelly passed away on 2nd January 2023. More details click here

Korea - 70 years on

The Royal British Legion held a memorial celebration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the cease fire in Korea on 27th July at Horse Guards Parade.

For full details, click here

A youtube video of the ceremony can be viewed here

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsYl-NG_BU

Bill Gardener

Bill passed away in early September. He served in Korea in the Royal Signals. Bill was a regular standard bearer for the Association, both at home and overseas tours. In 2017 he deservedly recieved the Regimental Order of Merit (above).

Photo by Martin Bisiker

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Peter Galloway kept his promise of carry the Standard at the Fusilier Memorial in Holborn for one final time, at the age of 90 years and 3 months. He likes to add that bit. Also carrying a Standard was the ever dependable Richard Stew.

 

Unlike so many recent years when the weather has been kind to us, this Remembrance Sunday was wet with light showers on and off all morning.

 

During the church service a memorial was blessed by the Rev Nick Mottershead to Lt Col Mike Kelly who passed away at the beginning of the year.

Welcome

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.

 

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

 

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

Secretary

Ray O'Brien

5 Ashurst Drive, Worth, Crawley,

West Sussex RH10 7FS

Tel: 07988 833944

Email: rayobn1@gmail.com

 

President

Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL

 

Chairman

Lieutenant Colonel K W Kiddie

Treasurer

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

rob@crowleydesign.co.uk

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