Train named in honour of fusiliers 50th - The Leamington Observer

Train named in honour of fusiliers 50th

Leamington Editorial 1st Apr, 2018   0

THE ROYAL Regiment of Fusiliers have been honoured with the naming of a Virgin Trains Class 91 locomotive to mark its 50 year anniversary.

The special naming ceremony and unveiling of ‘The Fusiliers’ train took place at London Kings Cross in celebration of the golden jubilee of the regiment, which has headquarters in Warwick.

Major General Paul Nanson officially named the train along with Virgin Trains’ managing director David Horne while soldiers from the regiment provided a guard of honour.

Serving fusiliers and veterans were also welcomed on board before it made its journey north to Newcastle for an official welcome ceremony.

The regiment’s anniversary year goes under the title of Fusilier 50 and to commemorate the milestone there will be a year long programme of events taking place throughout the country in its key recruiting areas of London, Newcastle, the Midlands and Lancashire.

The newly named, high speed train will be operational on the East Coast Main Line between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.


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