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Lineage of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division. Currently, the regiment has two battalions: the 1st battalion, part of the Regular Army, is an armoured infantry battalion based in Tidworth, Wiltshire, and the 5th battalion, part of the Army Reserve.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was formed on 23 April 1968 as part of the reforms of the British Army that saw the creation of 'large infantry regiments', by the amalgamation of the four English Fusilier regiments:

Lineage of the regiment

1751: 5th Regiment of Foot
1782: 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot
1836: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
1881: Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
During the First World War, the Northumberland Fusiliers expanded to 52 battalions and 29 of them served overseas. It was the second largest infantry regiment of the British Army during the war.
12th Northumberland Fusiliers
1935: Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Designated Royal. "On the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday and in commemoration of the completion of the twenty-fifth year of his reign, the King has been graciously pleased... to approve that the following regiments shall in future enjoy the distinction "Royal" and shall henceforth be designated...
1968: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

1685: 6th Regiment of Foot
1782: 6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1832: 6th (Royal First Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1881: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1963: Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers

1685: 7th Regiment of Foot
1881: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

1688: Peyton's Regiment of Foot
1751: 20th Regiment of Foot
See also: Space:History of 20th Regiment of Foot
1782: 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1881: Lancashire Fusiliers


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