Our well supported reunions at The Tower of London are the backbone of the Association. Next reunion is Friday 18th September 2015 at 7pm.
A special Korean reunion lunch at the Tower is also being held on Friday 10th July 2015.
Michael Tailor-Young took the above photo beside the Korea War Memorial outside St Sepulchre's, the Regimental Chapel following the service held to remember those Royal Fusiliers who were killed in action, injured and taken prisoner during the United Nations conflict in Korea 1951-53. The service was conducted by the Rev David Ingell and was attended by some 30 Branch members including our new President, Colonel Mike Dudding OBE TD DL, and Chairman, Lt Colonel Keith Kiddie. The lesson was read by Mike Mogridge, and the wreath was laid by Jack Durbin over from the USA. Jack attended with his sister, daughter and son-in-law, the latter a Veteran of the war in Vietnam. The Regimental Standard was carried by Peter Galloway.
After the service, and courtesy of Roy Knight (City of London Branch), a fleet of six taxis kindly supplied by the London Taxi Cab Drivers Benevolent Association for War Disabled, took us all onto the Tower for lunch which was a most enjoyable meal of shepherds pie followed by apple pie provided by Carole Meyzes, our caterer.
One notable reunion on the day was between Michael Tailor-Young and George Rose who worked together in the Battalion Orderly Room in Korea. We hope to see more of Michael at our future social occasions.
When Harry met.....Bert and John. Prince Harry met Bert Mayle and veteran of Italy John Dudley at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of Monte Cassino. See more on the 'Tours' page.
Mike Mogridge BEM
Mike was awarded the BEM in the New Year’s honours list by Her Majesty, and on 11th June was presented to him by HRH The Duke of Gloucester (pictured left). It was for meritorious service for SSAFA.
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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 2015 diary dates.
Annual Dinner 2015
The Terry Crowley Memorial Dinner was held as usual in the Association room at the RHQ Tower of London on Saturday 21st March. A fine turn out from members and their guests made for a very enjoyable evening.
After a Champagne reception in the museum, guests were called to dinner by buglers from the Balham Corps of Drums who then performed some well known tunes to everyones delight.
After the 3-course meal our President, Gos Home introduced our special guest, Col James Denny, to say a few words.
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Marne Centenary Anniversary Tour
Next reunion is Friday 18th September 2015
(not 4th September as advertised before)
The Balham Corps of Drums
Time for the Port!
Peter Galloway, Olive and Bob Foskett with Capt John Davis
John Seymour with Col Mike Dudding and his wife Jan
Mike Mogridge and Betty Crowley
Bob and Olive Foskett, celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary
The Seymour clan
Betty Crowley and Joyce Jones
Guest speaker Col James Denny and our President Maj Gos Home
Michael and Mary Allan with guests Lesley Wood and Robert Sculthorpe
Joyce Jones, Jean Hutley and Bella Sutton
Balham Corps of Drrums
Bert Mayle with John Seymour's daughter Julie
Korean Veterans Church Service and Reunion Lunch Friday 10 July 2015