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Colonel-in-Chief, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HRH the Duke of Kent KG, KCMG, GCVO, ADC (P)

“My family have had a close association with the Fusiliers for some 200 years. My grandfather, King George V and my father the late Duke of Kent were both Colonels in Chief of the Regiment."

Colonel of the Regiment

Major General Paul Nanson CBE

A short biography of Major General P A E Nanson CBE, Colonel of the Regiment. 

Major General Paul Nanson was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire and educated at Merchant Taylors’ School Crosby, Runshaw Tertiary College and Sandhurst.  He was commissioned into the Territorial Army in 1984 and then into the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1986. His early service was spent at Regimental Duty as Platoon Commander, Adjutant and Company Commander with 3rd Fusiliers and 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment.

Following Staff College he was Chief of Staff to 102 Logistics Brigade, based in Gutersloh, Germany, before returning to the 1st Fusiliers and Command of Y Company.  On promotion he was posted to the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) where he taught on the inaugural Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land) and then to command of 1st Fusiliers based in Celle, Germany.  He then was made Chief of Staff for 1st (UK) Armoured Division before taking command of 7th Armoured Brigade, ‘The Desert Rats’, in January 2011. Following brigade command, he spent 12 months serving with the US Marine Corps as Deputy Commander Regional Command (South West) in Helmand, Afghanistan.  In April 2014 he returned to JSCSC as Director Army Division.  He has been Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst since September 2015.

He has served on operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait and Iraq (Op GRANBY), Bosnia, Iraq (Op TELIC) and Afghanistan (Op VERITAS and HERRICK).

He attended the Advance Command and Staff Course in 1998 and the Higher Command and Staff Course in 2010.  He holds a Masters degree in Defence Technology (Cranfield University).

He is Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and a trustee of the Desert Rats Association.

Married to Louise (Lu), he has two children, Milly and Henry. He enjoys hockey and running, especially with the family (when he can convince them that it is fun), hill walking in the Lake District, cooking and motor cycling – although he is no longer allowed to possess a motorbike! 

Brigadier Ian Liles
Regimental Secretary

Capt Andy Harris
Assistant Regimental Secretary
standing next to a photo of his Grandfather Maj Gen Surtees in the
Fusiliers Museum Bury

The Four Area Colonels
Colonel M Butterwick
Waitting Photo
Colonel C S Calder OBE
City of London
J W Denny MBE
Colonel Jon Swift OBE

Colonel of Heritage

Col Brian Gorski MBE DL

The Four Area Chairmen
Click on the Chairman's name to go to their area of the site
Chairmans Meeting 14th March 2013

Left to Right Camera Shy Andy Harris, Tony Adamson, Chester Potts, Ian Brazier, Mike Glover,
John Turquand, Bryan Whalley, and Mick Moran.

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This essentially means that it is acceptable to use these pages to seek sponsorship for The Fusiliers Aid Society (which includes Fallen Fusiliers), The Fusilier Museum fund and The Fusilier Memorial fund only.

We now have our own dedicated justgiving site (, which you can use to help raise money for your cause. If you let RHQ (Asst Regt Sec) know the specific cause you are raising money for, it will be directed to the correct fund.

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Capt (retd) ARG Harris
Assistant Regimental Secretary