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The Royal Fusiliers
(City of London Regiment)
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1685 The Ordnance Regiment
raised as an escort to the Train of Artillery; also known as The Royal Regiment of Fuziliers; also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1747 Royal English Fuziliers
1751.07.01 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)
1782 7th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot
title granted but not used; old title continued
1881.07.01 The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
1968.04.23 united with The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, and The Lancashire Fusiliers,
to form
3rd Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Fusiliers ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Royal Fusiliers [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
  1st Battalion [1685-1968]
  2nd Battalion [1795-1796, 1804-1815, 1857-1948]
  3rd Battalion [1898-1922]
  4th Battalion [1900-1922]
  Royal Westminster, or 3rd Middlesex Regiment of Militia
  Royal South, or 4th Middlesex Regiment of Militia
  Royal London Regiment of Militia
Territorials and Volunteers:
  1st City of London Regiment
  2nd City of London Regiment
  3rd City of London Regiment
  4th City of London Regiment
Service Battalions [1914-1919]
25th Fusiliers (Frontiersmen) In East Africa, by Geoffrey A. Pocock.
38th, 39th, 40th Battalions (The Jewish Legion)
Namur 1695, Martinique 1809, Talavera, Busaco, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Kandahar 1880, Afghanistan 1879-80, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War (47 battalions):  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bass�e 1914, Armenti�res 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17 '18, Nonne Bosschen, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozi�res, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosi�res, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, �p�hy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Struma, Macedonia 1915-18, Helles, Landing at Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1916, Megiddo, Nablus, Palestine 1918, Troitsa, Archangel 1919, Kilimanjaro, Behobeho, Nyangao, E. Africa 1915-17

The Second World War:  Dunkirk 1940, North-West Europe 1940, Agordat, Keren, Syria 1941, Sidi Barrani, Djebel Tabaga, Peters Corner, North Africa 1940 '43, Sangro, Mozzagrogna, Caldari, Salerno, St. Lucia, Battipaglia, Teano, Monte Camino, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Cassino II, Ripa Ridge, Gabbiano, Advance to Florence, Monte Scalari, Gothic Line, Coriano, Croce, Casa Fortis, Savio Bridgehead, Valli di Commacchio, Senio, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943-45, Athens, Greece 1944-45

Korea 1952-53

3rd, or Royal Westminster, Middlesex Militia:  Mediterranean

see also: 1st City of London Regiment, 2nd City of London Regiment
3rd City of London Regiment
, 4th City of London Regiment

Uniform: scarlet; facings: blue; piping: scarlet
1900.07.18 F.M. HM King George V
1937.03.12 Col. HRH Prince George, The Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO
1947.03.31 Maj-Gen. James Francis Harter, DSO, MC
1954.07.01 Maj-Gen. Francis David Rome, CB, CMG, CBE, DSO
1959.08.31 Maj-Gen. Cosmo Alexander Richard Nevill, CB, CBE, DSO
1963.09.17 Lieut-Gen. Sir Kenneth Darling, KCB, CBE, DSO
Victoria Crosses [7th Regiment], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Victoria Crosses [Royal Fusiliers], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Fusiliers Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

The London and Oxford Fusiliers 1954-1958
The Royal Canadian Regiment 1958-1968
6th Infantry Battalion (The Royal Melbourne Regiment)
The Royal Victoria Regiment
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Museum, London (Army listing)
Fusiliers' London Volunteer Museum, London (Army listing)
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Museum, London (Simonides listing)
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