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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

England’s Infantry at its very best

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






Armoured Infantry

our skills

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) 

  • Dismounted Infantryman
  • Warrior Fighting Vehicle Driver
  • Warrior Fighting Vehicle Gunner
  • Combat Signaller
  • Support Weapon Mortarman
  • Anti-Tank Specialist
  • Elite Sniper
  • Combat Logistics

Operations ORBITAL and CABRIT

  • Throughout 2018 and 2019, multiple teams deployed to Ukraine on OP ORBITAL, delivering training and expertise to the Ukranian Armed Forces. We also deployed on Ex PRAIRIE STORM in preparation for deployment to Estonia.


  • In 2020 we deployed to Estonia on OP CABRIT 6 as part of the UK’s contribution to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in the Baltics and Poland. The First Fusiliers Battle Group under the tactical command of 1 Estonian Infantry Brigade, played a key role in the national defence plan.


  • In 2021, the regiment will be the UK Standby Battalion, conducting training across the globe, including India later this year in preparation for future potential challenges. 

Our People

The Fusiliers are an infantry regiment that recruits from across the England.

Sgt Owens, 5th Fusiliers, Platoon Sergeant and Physical Training Instructor.
LCpl Hill, Y Company, 1st Fusiliers, Section Second in Command, Warrior AFV Commander and Diving Instructor, from Darwen, Lancaster.
Fus Walsh, Y Company, 1st Fusiliers, Warrior AFV Driver from Coventry, Warwickshire.

Our Location

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers recruits nationally.

Our Regimental Headquarters is at the tower of London and has been there since 1685.

Our regular unit, The 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is based at Tidworth.

Our Reserves unit, the 5th Battalion is based in Newcastle (Northumbria), Bury (Lancashire), Sheldon (Warwickshire) and Balham (London).

Regimental HQ

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

I wanted a challenge, not a routine Chris, 25, The Fusiliers

Our Role

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.

Through the years

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.

  1. 1674

    First Fusilier regiment formed in Northumberland.

  2. 1778

    The Hackle was awarded to the Northumberland Fusiliers for defeating the French at St Lucia.

  3. 1915

    The Lancashire Fusiliers win ‘six VCs before breakfast’ at Gallipoli.

  4. 1951-53

    The Royal Fusiliers fight in the Korean War.

  5. 1991-2014

    Both 1st and 3rd Fusiliers involved in the Middle East conflicts.

  6. 2006-13

    Both 1st and 2nd Fusiliers spend several tours in Afghanistan, helping rout the insurgents.

Our Locations

  • 1st Fusiliers Battalion

    Mooltan Barracks, Tidworth Garrison, Wiltshire, SP9 7EN Tel: 0203 166 6909

  • 5th Fusiliers Battalion HQ, X & Z Company

    HQ Company: 01670 710021 X Company: 0191 2797290 Z Company: 0191 2103200

  • 5th Fusiliers Machine Gun Platoon

    Fifth Fusiliers Machine Gun Platoon, Castle Armoury, Castle Street, Bury, BL9 0LB Tel: 0161 7649530

  • 5th Fusiliers A Company

    Fifth Fusiliers, A Company, Barrows Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3BE Tel: 0121 7228530

  • 5th Fusiliers C Company

    Fifth Fusiliers, C Company, 213 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BQ Tel: 0208 6721168

  • Regimental HQ

    Regimental HQ, HM Tower of London. London, EC3N 4AB Tel 02031666909

Meet the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Explore our equipment


Used in the reconnaissance role to find and mark targets to destroy. Equipped with their own anti-armour weapons, they can also pack a punch.

Combat vehicles

Guided Weapons

Anti-tank weapons The Javelin anti-tank weapon and the Next-generation light anti-tank weapon.

Small arms and support weapons

81mm Mortar

5650 metres High explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds to a maximum range of 5650m.

Small arms and support weapons

Light Machine Gun

300 metres It provides the section commander with the capability to impose sustained suppressive fire on to an objective out to 300m.

Small arms and support weapons

SA80 Individual Weapon

Tests On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.

Small arms and support weapons

L115A3 Long Range 'Sniper' Rifle

600 metres They are designed to achieve a first-round hit at 600 metres and harassing fire out to 1,100 metres.

Small arms and support weapons

Contact the Fusiliers

Regimental HQ, The Tower of London


020 3166 6907

Regular/Reserve Soldier Recruiting Team


0191 2103200

Reserve Officer Recruiting


0191 210 3207