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

  • Next reunion
  • Lunch 31st August
  • Don't miss it!



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.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Diana Home.

Diana, wife of Gos who died 2 years ago, was a huge supporter of our branch and will be much missed.

Diana, died early on the morning of Sunday 19 June.

There will be a memorial service at 2pm on Tuesday 12 July at St Mary's Church, Princes Risborough followed by a reception at the Risborough Community Centre (click here for details). The memorial service will be preceded by a private family burial.


Everyone is warmly invited to remember Di and celebrate her life. The service will be streamed online and we will circulate a link closer to the time.

 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

Patrick Laws

It is with deepest regret that I write to inform you Patrick Laws passed away quite suddenly on the 5th May  2022.


The funeral was held on the 17th June 2022.


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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Sad news...Lawrie Preston passed away suddenly on 1st April 2022. Lawrie was a Korean veteran, shown above on The Hook, Korea in 1953.  A Coy (Bunker Hill) with 60mm American mortar. He drew fire whilst this photo was being taken.


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





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