The Regiment will be 50 in 2018
2018 Events

The objective of Fus 50 is to celebrate the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and to draw in as many younger members as possible, hence the use of the existing informal “association” events as the basis of the Area Gatherings.

 

 

FUSILIER 50 LANCASHIRE FREEDOM PARADES AND DINNER
SITUATION

During the Fusilier 50 celebrations in 2018 the Regiment will exercise the Freedom of Bury, Rochdale and Salford. This will take place over the Gallipoli Weekend which is Saturday and Sunday 28/29 April 2018. Please note the date

INTENT

The intent is to parade in Rochdale and Salford on Saturday 28 April and in Bury on Sunday 29 April as part of the annual Gallipoli Sunday Commemorations.

PROGRAMME

The provisional programme is
ROCHDALE Saturday 28 April
1030 Arrive DOP
1100 Step Off
1130 Town Hall March Past
1200-1315 Lunch. Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply
1330 Depart Rochdale, police escort

SALFORD Saturday 28 April

1415 Arrive DOP
1445 Step Off
1500 Salute
1515 Fallout
1515-1600 Refreshments. Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply
1600 Depart for overnight accommodation

BURY, SUNDAY 29 APRIL

1130-1145 Seating in Church
1145-1250 Service
1250-1300 Wreath laying
1300-1315 Parade
1315-1500 Freedom Reception, Castle Armoury


PARADE LEAD
5th Fusiliers will lead on all three parades with 1st Fusiliers in support.


BAND & CORPS OF DRUMS
It is hoped that the following are available:
(a) Regular Band. RHQ have bid for a regular army band for all three Freedom Parades on both days
(b) Lancashire Band. The Fusilier Band and Corps of Drums (Lancashire) from the Castle Armoury are requested to support Gallipoli Sunday and lead the Association Parade
(c) GMACF. The GMACF Corps of Drums is requested to lead the Cadet Parade on Sunday in Bury

GALLIPOLI SUNDAY
Parade Numbers. The Freedom Parade in Bury will be combined with the annual Gallipoli Parade. This will result in an above average number of people marching through Bury with approximately 500 on parade.
Split Parade. The Parade will be divided into three cohorts
Cohort 1. The first cohort, led by a regular army band, will include battalion colours and two guards, composed of Fusiliers from the 1st and 5th Battalions.
Cohort 2. The second cohort, led by the Fusilier Band and Corps of Drums (Lancashire) will be formed of members of the Association.
Cohort 3. The third cohort will be formed of cadets from BGS CCF, if available, GMACF and SCC, led by the GMAFC Corps of Drums. Capt Adamson will ensure that invitations are sent out to BGS CCF, GMACF, TS Scorpion and TS Euryalus.
No Inspection. Due to the numbers involved, a parade and inspection will not take place in the Castle Armoury, prior to the Church service. The parades will form up on Bolton Street, while the service is taking place.
Colours in Church. The Colours of the 5th Battalion will be paraded in Church as part of the service. Need to consider a rehearsal.
Route. All three cohorts will form up on Bolton Street as for Gallipoli 100 in 2015. The parade route is Market Place, Market Street, Haymarket, Bypass, Manchester Road, Silver Street to the Castle Armoury where it will fall out. There will be an 'eyes right' opposite the Fusilier Museum.

GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S WEEKEND 2018

P R O G R A M M E

Saturday 28 April 2018
GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S/FUSILIER 50 DINNER
in the Castle Armoury, Bury

Reception 1900 hrs
Dinner 1930 hrs
Carriages 2359hrs
Cost £25 including wine and port
Dress Lounge Suits, Regimental Jacket if preferred

Sunday 29 April 2018
No form-up, go straight to Church
1130 hrs Go into Church
1255 hrs Form up on Bolton Street
1300 hrs Step off for March Past
(Followed by pies and peas in Castle Armoury)


GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S WEEKEND 2018

P R O G R A M M E

Saturday 28 April 2018
GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S/FUSILIER 50 DINNER
in the Castle Armoury, Bury

Reception 1900 hrs
Dinner 1930 hrs
Carriages 2359hrs
Cost £25 including wine and port
Dress Lounge Suits, Regimental Jacket if preferred

Sunday 29 April 2018
No form-up, go straight to Church
1130 hrs Go into Church
1255 hrs Form up on Bolton Street
1300 hrs Step off for March Past
(Followed by pies and peas in Castle Armoury)

DINNER DANCE BOOKING FORM

Please supply ________ tickets at £25 per head.

Remittance enclosed for £____________
(Cheque made payable to The Fusiliers' Association (Lancashire))


Contact name _________________________________________

Address _________________________________________

_________________________________________

Contact tel no _________________________________________

Please return this booking form, together with remittance to
Steven Fitt
The Fusiliers' Association
Fusilier Museum
Moss Street BURY BL9 0DF no later than 1 March 2018
Please indicate below the menu requirements of you and your guests

Number required


STARTERS

1.Cream of Vegetable Soup,
Petit Pain and butter
or
2.Chicken Liver Pate, Red Onion and Orange Chutney,
Toasted Brioche

MAIN COURSE

1.Roast Chicken Supreme in Gravy
or
2.Topside of Beef with Gravy

(Both served with Roast and Mashed Potatoes
and Seasonal Vegetables)

DESSERT

1.Chocolate Torte, Raspberries,
Chantilly Cream and Coulis
or
2.Vanilla Cheesecake,
Fresh Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

A vegetarian option is available which must be pre-ordered

Names of Guests (Block capitals please and include yourself and menu choice (.e. 1 or 2)

Name
Starter
Main
Sweet
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR
THE BEATING RETREAT AND CELEBRATORY GALA DINNER


The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was founded on the 23rdApril 1968and will be 50 years old next year.The centrepiece celebration of our Regiment's 50th Anniversary will be a spectacular...

Beating Retreat and Celebratory Gala Dinner on Saturday 7thJuly 2018
in HM Tower of London.

This will be a prestigious, 'once in a lifetime' event to celebrate our special anniversary, to remember our past with prideand to look forward to the next glorious chapters in our history.

We really want you to join us, so here are the details of the event and how to purchase tickets.

Here are the outline details of our centrepiece event:

Where will it be?

The event will take place in a purpose-built pavilion marquee in the moat of HM Tower of London.

When will it start?

It begins with a Cocktail Party and Beating Retreat at 6.30 pm.This is followed by a three course dinner, with entertainment.All drinks (less spirits) will be complimentary throughout.Carriages will be at 11.30 pm - please note that we must all be clear of the Tower by midnight.

What should you wear?

The Fusilier Regimental Colours will be present, so the dress for Fusiliers, past and present, will be formal: MessKit for officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers; Blues or No 2s for Fusiliers.For retired personnel and civilians, dress will be black tie with miniatures.Partners are requested to dress to match the occasion.

The Detail

oThis is a ticketed event.Please note that a VVIP will be attending the event so security will be stringent.
oFollowing negotiation and a subsidy the tickets are now£120per ticket.
oThere are 600 tickets available.
oThis celebratory event is open to all serving Fusiliers, all Fusilier Veterans and friends of the Regiment.
oYou can purchase individual tickets up-to a maximum of 10 tickets per person.You can also block book a table, which seats 10.This allows Regimental members to create their own tables of fellow Fusiliers and their guests – so hopefully you end up on the table that you wish to sit on.If you book a table, you will be responsible for its full payment.
Although the event will be held in the moat of the Tower of London there is a facility for handicapped access.
Closer to the event you will be asked to notify RHQ of any dietary requirements or allergies for youand your guests.
Tickets can be purchased from Sat 16 December 2017 until 1st June 2018

•There are two options to purchase tickets.

Electronic Booking System (preferred) - opening at 1400hrs Fri 15 December.

Through the electronic booking system which can be found on the Regimental Website www.thefusiliers.org
The “Events” tab is on the top right of the Home Page.
Click onEventsand the booking form for this event will be available for you to complete.
Please note that prompt payment (via BACs) will be required to secure your booking. (Fusiliers Fund;Sort Code: 30-93-23;Acct no: 01585608.Ref: GD18 with your surname).
Tickets and details about this event will be posted to you later in the year.

Postal Application

omplete the form which is attached and send it with a cheque made payable to:‘The Fusiliers Fund’

to the following address:

Assistant Regimental Secretary
Regimental Headquarters
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HM Tower of London
EC3N 4AB
Tickets and details about this event will be posted to you later in the year.


•Where can you stay?

The Planning Team has negotiated some local accommodation deals. You will need to book and pay direct if you chooseto use this facility.Accommodation dealswill be notified via a Regimental Notice in the New Year.

Please note that accommodation will be at a premium in July and so hotels will probably close these arrangements bymid-May at the latest.

Of course, you can book your own hotel directly using the various hotel booking websites, often getting great dealswith advance notice, sometimes with cancellation with 24 hours notice.

The FUSILIERS
RHQ

the booking form







Fusilier 50

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50 logo2018 will be an exciting year for the Fusiliers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, there is a year-long programme of events to involve serving Fusiliers, veterans, their families and the general public. All the events and commemorations will take place under the umbrella of Fusilier 50.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and known generally as “The Fusiliers”.

First Fusiliers (1 RRF) is based in Tidworth and Fifth Fusiliers (5 RRF) is a Reserve Battalion based in Newcastle. Both battalions can deploy highly motivated and trained soldiers who can adapt quickly to any challenging scenario.

The Regiment was formed in 1968 as part of the Army reforms to create the first ‘large infantry Regiment’ amalgamating the four English Fusilier Regiments:
•The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
•The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
•The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
•The Lancashire Fusiliers

Since its formation in 1968, with initially four Regular and two Reserve Battalions, the Fusiliers have seen service across the world and found themselves in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan campaign.

The Regiment is well known for its distinctive red and white hackle which is worn by all ranks. The Hackle was awarded in recognition for the defeat of the French at the Battle of St Lucia in 1778. The white hackles were removed from the French dead by the Fusiliers – it is regimental folklore that they were then dipped in their blood…

The Regiment has four museums located at RHQ in the Tower of London, Warwick, Alnwick and Bury, each commemorating the area’s antecedent Regiment.


The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50 logo2018 will be an exciting year for the Fusiliers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, there is a year-long programme of events to involve serving Fusiliers, veterans, their families and the general public. All the events and commemorations will take place under the umbrella of Fusilier 50.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and known generally as “The Fusiliers”.

First Fusiliers (1 RRF) is based in Tidworth and Fifth Fusiliers (5 RRF) is a Reserve Battalion based in Newcastle. Both battalions can deploy highly motivated and trained soldiers who can adapt quickly to any challenging scenario.

The Regiment was formed in 1968 as part of the Army reforms to create the first ‘large infantry Regiment’ amalgamating the four English Fusilier Regiments:
•The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
•The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
•The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
•The Lancashire Fusiliers

Since its formation in 1968, with initially four Regular and two Reserve Battalions, the Fusiliers have seen service across the world and found themselves in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan campaign.

The Regiment is well known for its distinctive red and white hackle which is worn by all ranks. The Hackle was awarded in recognition for the defeat of the French at the Battle of St Lucia in 1778. The white hackles were removed from the French dead by the Fusiliers – it is regimental folklore that they were then dipped in their blood…

The Regiment has four museums located at RHQ in the Tower of London, Warwick, Alnwick and Bury, each commemorating the area’s antecedent Regiment.

left to right.
Top left:
Captain Ben Everson, First Fusiliers, Regimental Adjutant RHQ Major John Sneesby - the first officer to be commissioned into the Fusiliers
2nd Lieutenant Andrew Elliot - the newest and most recent Fusilier Lance Corporal Daz Airey - First Fusiliers
John Westlake - First Fusilier Chelsea Pensioner

Press Release:
11th May 2017
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers unveils new logo for their 50th Anniversary
Today, officers and soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018. This significant year will be known as 'Fusilier 50'.
The Fusilier 50 logo will raise the profile of the Regiment as they approach their 50th Anniversary and will feature in all marketing material, special events and merchandise. The new logo is a simple, modern take on the Regiment's well known badge and red and white hackle.
The logo's unveiling comes one year before the formal anniversary of the Regiment on the 23rd April next year. A programme of special and commemorative events has been pulled together by the Regiment's Fusilier 50 Committee which has been set up to publicise the Regiment and its anniversary. Events will run throughout 2018 and will cater for all serving and veteran Fusiliers and their families, including parades, memorial services, military dinners and gatherings in the Regiment's four recruiting areas.

Colonel (Retd) James Denny, Regimental Secretary for The Fusiliers said:
"We are really excited with the new logo for Fusilier 50 and we all look forward to seeing it in many places in the forthcoming months. It's a totally modern look for the Regiment whilst still incorporating the distinct red and white hackle. We hope everyone is as drawn to the new look as much as we are and we look forward to welcoming cadets, potential recruits, serving Fusiliers and Fusilier veterans to the planned events which begin on St George's Day 2018."
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and was formed by the amalgamation of four English Fusilier Regiments in 1968. Since its formation the Regiment has been involved in service across the world in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

 


 

Supporting elements to Fus 50:
Heritage events (Bury Museum, 68 Voices, Historical video)
· Memorabilia
· Commemorative brochures etc.