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 2017 diary dates.
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.
Challenge in Chitral
by Col. Michael Dudding
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, thes tories of the two relieving forces and the subsequent political ramifications in London and Calcutta.
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.
Our well supported reunions at The Tower of London are the backbone of the Association. Next reunion is Friday 13th October, at 7pm.
A special Vintage lunch (over 80's) is also held in September.
Reunion dates for 2017
The next reunion at the Tower will be Friday 13 October 2017, starting at 7pm.
Full 2017 dates on Events page.
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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Friday 14 October 2016
Chelsea In-Pensioner John Westlake added a splash of scarlet to our recent reunion at the Tower alongside guests Jim Good and David Ferrier. John, who joined the regiment in the mid 60's, was joined by a good turnout and a few new faces which was great to see.
Our very own John Ringwood meets fellow East End boy Ray Winstone.
There are still a couple of place left for our annual Terry Crowley Memorial Dinner, held at the Tower of London on Saturday 6th May 2017.
This is a wonderful evening with a superb menu with wine with entertainment from the Corps of Drums before dinner and a Piper afterwards.
The evening starts with drinks in the Fusiliers museum at 6.30pm.
Contact John Davis for more details.
Capt. John Davis
16 Grebe Close, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4BY
Tel: 07752 384320
Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL
Lieutenant Colonel K W Kiddie
36 Maryfield Close, Bexley,
Kent DA5 2HY
Tel: 01322 550285
The White Hackle editor
2 Keswick Road,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 9AT
Tel: 07702 008446