Fusiliers Association

1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association

Our annual Dinner is a another great success

Alan Ferrier, John Ringwood, John Davis and Tom Jones

The Terry Crowley memorial dinner held at the Tower on Saturday 24th March was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all. More photos and details here

  • Next reunion
  • 12th April 2019
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The mystery is solved of the identity of these two NCO's that featured in our recent newsletter. Click here to find  out who they are.

Appeal for Korean War Artefacts

The Memorial Hall in Pusan Cemetery in Korea are asking for artefacts relating to the Korean War. Can you help?

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Memoir of a Korean War PoW

by Ron Miller

Ron Miller, who was a prisoner of war during Korea, has put pen to paper and produced a very personal account of his time in the Regiment from 1951–1953.


Copies are £5 each and all proceeds go towards Combat Stress. To get a copy, please see Ron at the next reunion.

Cargoes & Capers

by Johnny Ringwood

Reunion regular Johnny Ringwood has had his long awaited memoirs published.

Cargoes & Capers tells the story of his life from the East End to the Merchant Navy, Royal Fusiliers and a career in London's docks. A frank and honest account of his remarkable life. Available on Amazon at £5.99. Also in Kindle format. Click here.

Our Association President, Col. Mike Dudding, has also published a book. Challenge in Chitral is the remarkable story of the relief of the Chitral garrison in 1895.

The book sets out the background to the events in Chitral, the stories of the two relieving forces and the subsequent political ramifications in London and Calcutta.



Challenge in Chitral

by Col. Michael Dudding

The book can be purchased from the author for £13.50 (incl p&p). Michael Dudding, 153 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8HE or you can email: mjd451.com

Cheques made payable to "Michael Dudding".

Contact Michael for bank transfer details if you prefer to pay that way. Click here to download order form.

A short history of the Royal Fusiliers between 1945 and 1968 is to be written as that period has never been adequately covered.


A professional editor and author, Mr. David Martin, will work with designated overseers of chapters. All members of the Association are invited to contribute a short word or two about an amusing or interesting event in that time frame.


For more details and where to send your stories, please click here.

Reunion dates for 2019

The next reunion at the Tower will be Friday 12 April 2019, starting at 7pm.

Full 2019 dates on Events page.

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Welcome to our website and hope that you find it interesting and informative. Although this Association was originally started for ex 1st Bn servicemen (hence the White Hackle), we warmly welcome both serving and former members of RRF to our wonderful Association room at HM Tower of London.


If you are still not a member then this is your chance to find old friends and to make new ones.


The Association has five reunions a year, all at the Tower of London, along with a special reunion for Korean veterans. See the events page for 2019 diary dates.

Our well supported reunions at The Tower of London are the backbone of the Association. Next reunion is Friday 12 April, 2019 at 7pm.


A special Vintage lunch (over 80's) is also held in September.

Depot RF rifle shooting team 1955

New member Peter Harris, who now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, sent in this fine photograph from 1955. He writes that the names are: Back row: Sgt Jones RAEC, Fus Bird, Capt Marriott, Sgt Hooper and CSM Hopton

Front row: Fus (later Cpl) Springle but the next two we are struggling for names. Do you know? If so, get in touch!

Click on the photo to enlarge.

Click here to read more about Peter Harris.


1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association


Capt. John Davis

16 Grebe Close, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4BY

Tel: 07752 384320

Email: jonpudavis@googlemail.com



Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL



Lieutenant Colonel K W Kiddie


George Rose

36 Maryfield Close, Bexley,
Kent DA5 2HY

Tel: 01322 550285


The White Hackle editor

Rob Crowley

2 Keswick Road,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 9AT

Tel: 07702 008446