About the Fusiliers
Infantry at its
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, known as ‘The Fusiliers’, is an English infantry Regiment in the British Army, formed from four historic Fusilier Regiments in 1968. Since its formation, Fusiliers have seen service across the world and found themselves at the sharp end in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in Kosovo and the Balkans, took part in the 1st & 2nd Gulf Wars and did several operational tours in Afghanistan. Today, both Regular and Reserve Fusiliers are ready for deployment anytime, anywhere.
The Regiment is made up of two battalions – First Fusiliers, based at Tidworth, who are equipped with the WARRIOR Armoured Infantry fighting vehicle. And Fifth Fusiliers who specialise in light role operations and are based in Newcastle, with sub-units throughout England.
For more information about The Fusiliers visit www.thefusiliers.org
At a Glance.
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 (Northumberland Fusiliers, Lancashire Fusiliers, Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and Royal Fusiliers), seeing service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.