WELCOME TO THE FUSILIERS ASSOCIATION MESSAGE BOARD. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER TO PLACE A MESSAGE ON THE BOARD. HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL IF YOU WOULD PLEASE GO TO :DATABASE FORMAND COMPLETE THE FORM.. Abusive, Anonymous, and Messages that do not meet the Mission Statement will be deleted and you will be banned from the site.
Note: Please take care when entering your email address. i.e. No Spaces! Please enter your email address as someone might wish to contact you direct and they can do this by clicking on your name at the top of your message and your e mail address will come up for them. Leave the LINK NAME, LINK URL, and the IMAGE URL Boxes blank. Enter a password of your choosing this will let you edit post after they have been posted.
Once your message is ready to be posted Click PREVIEW POST to check what your message will look like once on site. If you are happy with with your message then Click POST. Your message will now go on the site. If you have a photo you need to add to your message you will need to send it to the email@example.com
. CHARITABLE ADVERTISING on Web Site
There are many worthwhile charitable causes in existence, but we can only accept sponsorship or fundraising efforts on Fusilier Association websites, that specifically support approved Fusilier charities.
This essentially means that it is acceptable to use these pages to seek sponsorship for The Fusiliers Aid Society (which includes Fallen Fusiliers), and The Fusilier Memorial fund only.
We now have our own dedicated justgiving site (http://www.justgiving.com/fusiliersaidsociety), which you can use to help raise money for your cause. If you let RHQ (Asst Regt Sec) know the specific cause you are raising money for, it will be directed to the correct fund.
Messages soliciting sponsorship for causes or charities other than the Fusilier ones mentioned above should not be placed on the message board and may be removed by the Webmaster.
Messages posted in the last 24 hrs. are in White.
2016 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and Regimental Headquarters will be hosting a Battlefield Tour to the area from Friday 16th September to 19th September. The tour will aim to join up with the annual trip to High Wood on Saturday 17th September to commemorate the capture of High Wood and the liberation of Martinpuich.
The cost is £325 per person. This will include 3 nights bed and breakfast in the Hotel Mercure, Arras and a Regimental Dinner in the hotel on Saturday 17thth September. The Fusilier Association London Corps of Drums will provide a display at tis Dinner. Travel on a 50 seat luxury coach and ferry crossing are included.
Friday 16th September. 0900 hrs depart Balham Drill Hal, 213 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ. Visit We will visit some of the locations on the front line as at the 1st day of the Somme before checking in to the hotel in Arras. It is planned to attend a Beating Retreat at Albert that evening.
Saturday 17th September. Link up with High Wood trip to attend ceremonies at Longueval and High Wood. It is hoped that time will allow a visit to the Thiepval Memorial and Visitor Centre. Regimental Dinner that evening in the hotel.
Sunday 18th September. All day guided Battlefield Tour led by Lieutenant Colonel Keith Kiddie taking in as many of the battles fought by the Fusiliers as possible. This aspect of the itinerary is to be finalised. A glossy brochure with all details and battlefield maps will be issued on the day.
Monday 19th September. Leisurely return to the UK taking in other appropriate sights as time permits. It is planned to arrive back at Balham late afternoon.
SHOULD YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS BATTLEFIELD TOUR, PLEASE SEND THE ATTACHED PROFORMA TO ME AT HE ADDRESS SHOWN BY 16TH MAY.
Colin Bowes-Crick Whitehouse Cottage
POST CODE ..Telephone E-mail .
Please reserve me .places for 16th-19th September 2016
I enclose cheque for £100 per person as a deposit payable to The Royal Fusiliers Association.