The Fusiliers have regular and reserve armoured infantry Battalions in the reactive role. We are respected as tough partners in combat, no-nonsense soldiers who take on any challenge. Our Fusilier family is known for our strong bonds and lifelong support.
23 April 1968
The Fusiliers are combat infantrymen, both in the armoured role and as traditional foot soldiers. We are skilled in defeating the enemy, taking and holding ground – as we have done for over 350 years. We are flexible and adaptable (24/7)
Throughout 2018, we are sending teams to Eastern Europe to help train Ukrainian forces
The Fusiliers are an infantry regiment that recruits from across all England. We are inclusive and select motivated volunteers purely on merit. With our strong family bonds, we build strong teams for both operational success and sporting triumph.
The Regimental Headquarters is at the Tower of London and has been there since 1685.
I wanted a challenge, not a routine Chris, 25, The Fusiliers
The 1st Fusiliers are a premier Armoured Infantry battlegroup, with Fusiliers experienced with the Warrior fighting vehicle since it entered service. Specialising in delivering direct action through fire and manoeuvre, the Fusiliers also have a well-tried flexibility to rapidly take on light infantry missions.
The 5th Fusiliers are reserve Armoured Infantry, shock troops who engage critical battlefield areas in the Warrior fighting vehicle. 5th Fusiliers provide manpower and fire support to 1st Fusiliers on exercise and on operations, deploying to many countries worldwide.
The Fusiliers were formed in 1674 and named “Fuzileers” after their Fusil, the modern musket of the day. The modern regiment was formed in 1968 from four English Fusilier Regiments, seeing service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
First Fusilier regiment formed in Northumberland.
The Hackle was awarded to the Northumberland Fusiliers for defeating the French at St Lucia.
The Lancashire Fusiliers win ‘six VCs before breakfast’ at Gallipoli.
The Royal Fusiliers fight in the Korean War.
Both 1st and 3rd Fusiliers involved in the Middle East conflicts.
Both 1st and 2nd Fusiliers spend several tours in Afghanistan, helping rout the insurgents.