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

  • Next reunion
  • 10 Feb 2023
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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. See the events page for 2022 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.

Newsletter

 

Happy New Year to one and all. Most of you will have had your White Hackle newsletter by now, but even though all copies were sent out on the 12th December, some members have only got theirs through the post this week. We knew the post would be slower this year, but not by over 4 weeks!

If you are a member and still haven't got your copy yet, please contact the Editor: Rob Crowley, details below.

Remembrance Sunday

13 November 2022

 

After a misty start to the morning, by the time the parade gathered at Holborn it had cleared and we were blessed with a dry and mild autumn day.

 

Our very own Peter Galloway and Richard Stew led the parade by carrying Standards. Peter tells us he'll do it for one more year...at the age of 90!

 

Our veterans were joined by C Coy 5 Fusiliers and Y Coy 1st Fusiliers along with a fantastic turnout of Cadets.

 

Also on parade and marching to Holy Sepulchre Church was Mike Mogridge, like Peter, a fellow Korean veteran who 70 years ago would have been taking part in that war, far from home

 

Click here for some more photos

 Association Dinner 2022

Col Mike Dudding OBE and Maj Gen Paul Nanson CB CBE

Having missed out on having our annual Association Dinner for the past 2 years we returned in style. The Terry Crowley Memorial Dinner was honoured to have Maj Gen Paul Nanson CB CBE as our special guest (shown above with Col Mike Dudding OBE.

The Association room was once again filled with laughter and friendship that these events are famous for.

The one sad note of the evening was the absence of Lt Col Keith Kiddie. Keith had a very nasty fall at home which has resulted in a hospital stay for a few days. We wish Keith a full and very speedy recovery.

More photos here

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.

 

 

Mondement 2021 Tour

Lt Col Mike Kelly

Lt Col Michael Kelly passed away on 2nd January 2023. More details to follow.

 

 

 

We are now on instagram, so you can now keep up to date with all the latest news regarding your association on this platform as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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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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