Fusiliers 50th Anniversary


In 2018, the Lorne Scots Regimental Association will travel to England to join our Allied Regiment as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

Lorne Scots with members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Bury, UK after a day of friendly competitions

Lorne Scots with members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Bury, UK after a day of friendly competitions

Flight Info

Dates are Sept 3rd to 10th, 2018. This guarantees that members will still be able to participate in the annual Col Ching Golf Tournament.
Airline Information:  Air Transat
Dep Toronto Sep 3 TS282 21:20 Arrive Gatwick Sep 4 09:20
Dep Gatwick Sep 10 TS 723 12:00 Arrive Toronto 15:00
Cost per person is $937.63
Key Dates for Booking:
4 Dec 17 – $100 non-refundable deposit
29 Jan 18 – 40% of payment must be made ($337.63)
4 Jun 18 – total balance must be paid
To book, you contact Sue Walton by phone or email and send her this form.
416-622-5665
**If you require special assistance at the airport, please let Sue know at time of booking.

Transportation Info

London Tube/Bus Pass 7 day unlimited pass cost – £50 Oyster Card
Gatwick London Express Train return cost £35.50 departs every 15 minutes and is a 30 minute duration

 Blocks will be booked obtained by Sue

 ***These will be purchased together 90 days prior to travel.  Gatwick Express Train issues an eticket reduced rates come with the Oyster Card***

Accommodations

Accommodations are suggested by Sue at the Victory Services Club.

Members of the RCMI have reciprocal membership. Serving members may apply for membership at the Single member rate of £26.95 or Service Joint member rate of £47.95

Proof of Military service,  Service ID Card, copy of service record, pension letters,  pay slips, citations, discharge papers, commissioning scroll etc.)
Copy of any name change record where applicable
Copy of Proof of Address
A passport size photograph
Special rates for gym/access to members Lounge & member rates

mem@vsc.co.uk

Once Sue has the membership numbers, she will block the rooms with the reservations department.  Since I will have the names etc. it would make sense to account for all of the members.

All Group room bookings include breakfast no option for Group bookings without the breakfast option

Current rates: (no prices for Sep 18 as yet and they expect a slight increase during high season £2-£5/night approx.)
Single room with ensuite 1 person £102/50 per night
Double (2 people sharing) 2 single beds/double as available £141.00 per night 

***Fusiliers may offer to billet those requiring space on a request basis only no guarantee

History of the Fusiliers

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and known generally as “The Fusiliers”.

First Fusiliers (1 RRF) is based in Tidworth and Fifth Fusiliers (5 RRF) is a Reserve Battalion based in Newcastle. Both battalions can deploy highly motivated and trained soldiers who can adapt quickly to any challenging scenario.

The Regiment was formed in 1968 as part of the Army reforms to create the first ‘large infantry Regiment’ amalgamating the four English Fusilier Regiments:
• The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
• The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
• The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
• The Lancashire Fusiliers

Since its formation in 1968, the Fusiliers have seen service across the world and in regions as diverse as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More recently the Regiment served in the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan campaign.

The Regiment is well known for its distinctive red and white hackle which is worn by all ranks and was passed down by the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The Hackle was awarded in recognition for the defeat of the French at the Battle of St Lucia in 1778. The white hackles were removed from the French dead by the Fusiliers – it is Regimental folklore that they were dipped in their blood. In 1829 King William IV ordered the white plume to be worn by all line infantry Regiments, but in order not to take away from the Fifth (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot’s battle honour, their plume was distinguished with a red tip, making the plume red over white.

The Regiment has four museums located at RHQ in the Tower of London, Warwick, Alnwick and Bury, each commemorating the area’s antecedent Regiment.