THE ROYAL Regiment of Fusiliers celebrated its 50 anniversary with a Freedom Parade through the streets of Warwick on Sunday (October 14).
More than 300 serving and retired personnel took part in the parade commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Steve Burton, the Commanding Officer of the Fifth Battalion.
The parade through the town centre streets was made up of contingents from the First and Fifth Fusiliers, Warwickshire Army Cadet Force, and veterans from the regimental association.
In Market Square the parade was reviewed by Colonel of the Regiment Major General Paul Nanson, and Mayor of Warwick
The parade was part of a year-long programme of events across the country to commemorate the regiment’s anniversary which goes under the banner of ‘Fusilier 50’.
Regimental secretary Colonel (Retd) James Denny said: “2018 is a very special year for the Regiment so we wanted to mark our 50th anniversary with a series of events that everybody could get involved with.
“The Freedom Parade in Warwick enabled members from the wider Fusilier family and the general public to come out in force and join in our special, anniversary celebrations.”
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, known as The Fusiliers, is an English infantry regiment in the British Army, formed from four historic Fusilier regiments in 1968, including the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers. The regiment has since seen service across the world, including in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Balkans, two Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.