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1st Battalion - Armoured Infantry

First Fusiliers epitomise the modern British soldier, drawing on regimental traditions dating back to 1674, whilst training and operating to the highest professional standards using modern technology to deliver maximum effect whatever the mission. The Battalion is based at Mooltan Barracks, in Wiltshire, and are undergoing training in preparation for its pivotal role in the new Army 2020 structure.

The Fusiliers’ offer a wide range of roles such as:

  • Infantry Soldier
  • Warrior Driver
  • Warrior Gunner
  • Warrior Commander
  • Combat communications
  • Sniper
  • Mortarman
  • Fire Support Group weapons specialist – Javelin, Heavy Machine Gun
  • Adventurous training qualifications

The Fusiliers use the Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV), a formidable tracked vehicle, equally capable of providing the backbone for peace support operations or operating in high intensity warfare, moving at speeds of up to 50 kph across country to deliver overwhelming fire power from the 30mm cannon and chain machine gun, even before the infantry soldiers carried by the inside the vehicle are deployed.

First Fusiliers have three WARRIOR companies, a manoeuvre support company (reconnaissance, snipers, anti-tank missiles and mortars) and a Headquarters Company. The First Fusiliers can deliver a huge amount of capability backed by experience, training, professionalism, judgement and firepower as a modern armoured Battlegroup.

If you are interested in joining then click on the Join Us tab, contact a Fusilier recruiter and apply online.

The Fusiliers “For England and St George”

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