Fusiliers Association

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

Jim Fox

Jim Fox passed away on 20th May 2017 aged 96.


He was born 25th July 1920 and served in the second world war.


'B' coy 12th Btn 4th Indian Division 5 Brigade

Hounslow 1937

2nd Btn 1938. 1st Egypt. Sudan, Eritria,

Agordat Keren. April 1941 Western Desert

Syria, Iraq, Trantot, Italy.


He left the Battalion at Pescara, Italy.


His funeral will be on 5th June 2017.


Edward (Ted) Albert Brian Buckle

Ted Buckle passed away on the 19th of April 2017. Ted, who was 83, served with 1st Bn RF, 1951-1953.


His funeral was at 
St. Mary's Church,
Church Hill, Tatsfield, Surrey, TN16 2JX on 8th May 2017.

Major General David Woodford CBE

Major General David Woodford CBE, died on Thursday 6th April 2017, following a long illness.


He was originally commissioned as a Royal Fusilier in the 1950s and served in Korea. He went on to command 3rd Bn RRF 1970-1972 in Gibraltar and Colchester, including two roulemont tours in Northern Ireland.


He was appointed Deputy Colonel of the RRF for Lancashire from 1977-1982 and was Colonel of the Regiment RRF 1982-1986.


In December 2013, David wrote an article for the The White Hackle newsletter recalling his time in Berlin after the Second World War, where he met Rudolph Hess in Spandau Prision. A pdf of the article can be found here.

Bob Riley

On 25 March WO2 Bob Riley, ex 1st and 3rd Battalion and Queens Royal Surreys passed away.


Bob commenced his service as a National Serviceman enlisting into the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment.


His funeral will took place on 11 April  at Sunderland Crematorium, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7RS.

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


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Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL



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Rob Crowley

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