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

Members we have lost in recent months

Major Gospatric Home

Gos Home died on Saturday 11th April 2020.


After reading Modern History at Oxford he was Commissioned as an officer into the Royal

Fusiliers whose 1st Battalion was already serving in Korea in 1953.


In 1964 Gos, along with a group of friends, put £64 into starting up a housing association to help those homeless or in poor housing. That association was called Quadrant and later became L&Q. He remained on the board until 2000. Today the company is a £35bn housing charity.


Gos became our chairman after the death of Col John Daniel in 2004 and then our President.



Left top: Gos and Diana Home


Left: Maj Gos Home on The Hook, Korea, 1953.




Jim Lawrence

Jim died on Friday 27th March 2020 after his cancer returned. He was 85.  Jim served 1953-55.


Jim was our Treasurer for many years until his health meant he needed to stand down. He was a collector of arms and weapons and built up a huge collection.


He and his wife Maureen supported our branch for so many years and will be much missed.




Major General (Retd) Bryan Webster CB, CBE
General Bryan died overnight 9th/10th December 2019.


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


Mr Jim Jasper

Korean veteran James passed away on 29 December 2019, he was 88. His funeral was held on Friday 17 January 2020.

Stan Brown

Mr Robert Wallbanks

A proud member of the Fusilier family, Bob passed away on 21 January 2020.

Mr Brian Lowe

Brian died on Friday 3 January 2020. His funeral took place on Thursday 30 January at 1pm at Eastbourne Crematorium.

Tom Harland

Tom joined the Regiment in Osnabruk in 1963.

He served until 1978 in Sharjah, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland. Tom passed away on the 11th April 2020.




Stan Brown

Stan passed away a day after his 87th birthday on 18 May 2020. He was a Korean veteran, serving 1952-53.


He was a regular at our reunions and will be sadly missed by his many friends.


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