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The 5thFoot was raised in 1674 as the"Irish Regiment" in the Dutch service, it was absorbed into the British Army in 1685 and became the Northumberland Regiment in 1782. It became Royal in 1935.

1674.08.08 The Irish Regiment
raised for Dutch service; also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1685 transferred to English Establishment
1751.07.01 5th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 5th (the Northumberland) Regiment of Foot
1836.05.04 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers)
1881.07.01 The Northumberland Fusiliers
reorganised as the county regiment of Northumberland, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below]
1935.06.03 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
1968.04.23 united with The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), and The Lancashire Fusiliers, to form The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Its badge was the garter emblem, St George and the Dragon and it kept April 23rd St Georges Day when a Drummers Colour was paraded.

On April 23rd 1968 the Regiment became the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Colours and Memorials are in St Nicholas Cathedral, St Mary's Church Newcastle and St Michael's Church Alnwick.

Battle Honours WW1

The Great War [52 battalions]: Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Messines 1914 '17 '18, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17 '18, Nonne Bosschen, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Béthune, Scherpenberg, Drocourt Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Struma, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916-17

Battle Honours WW2

The Second World War: Defence of Escaut, Arras Counter Attack, St. Omer-La Bassée, Dunkirk 1940, Odon, Caen, Cagny, Falaise, Nederrijn, Rhineland, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Sidi Barrani, Defence of Tobruk, Tobruk 1941, Belhamed, Cauldron, Ruweisat Ridge, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, Medenine, North Africa 1940-43, Salerno, Volturno Crossing, Monte Camino, Garigliano Crossing, Cassino II, Italy 1943-45, Singapore Island

Seoul, Imjin, Kowang-San, Korea 1950-51

Victoria Crosses by Iain Stewart

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)

Deployment

1st Battalion

1816 5th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Battalion
1818 England
1819 West Indies
1826 England
1827 Ireland
1832 Gibraltar
1834 Malta
1837 Ionian Islands
1842 Gibraltar
1843 Ireland
1847 Mauritius
1857 India
1857 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
1857 Sepoy rebellion aaa
1860 St. Helena
1860 England
1866 India
1879 Afghanistan Peshawar Valley Field Force
1880 England
1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers
1881 England: Portsmouth
1882 Ireland
<1885> Ireland: Dublin
1887 England: Colchester
<1892> England: Dover
<1894> England: Aldershot
1896 Gibraltar
1897 Egypt
1898 Sudan
1898 Crete
1899 Gibraltar
1899.10 South Africa 9 Inf Bde
1903 Mauritius
1905 India: Peshawar
<1912> Bombay
1913 England: Portsmouth 9 Bde
1914.08 France and Flanders 3 Div
1919 Ireland: Carlow
1922 Germany
1926 Northern Ireland
1928 England: York 15 Bde
1931 West Indies
1934 Egypt
1935.06.23 1st Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
1937.05 Palestine MG bn
1939 Middle East Corps & Army Troops
1943.09 Italy Corps Troops
1945 Middle East
1947 reduced to cadre at Gibraltar
1948.07.01 re-formed at Gibraltar by renumbering 2nd Battalion
1949 England: Warminster
1950.11 Korea 29 Inf Bde Gp
1951.11 Hong Kong
1953 Kenya
1956 Northern Ireland
1958 Germany: Minden 11 Inf Bde, BAOR
1960 Hong Kong
1962 Germany: Lemgo 20 Armd Bde
1966.09 Aden Aden Bde
1967.06 UK
1968.04.23 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Fusilier Brigade
1968.06 England: Kirton in Lindsey
1970.06 (Northern Ireland)
1970.10 Kirton in Lindsey
1971.02 (Northern Ireland)
1971.03 Kirton in Lindsey
1971.06 (Northern Ireland)
1971.07 Kirton in Lindsey
1971.08 (Northern Ireland)
1971.09 Kirton in Lindsey
1971.12 Gibraltar
1973.09 Northern Ireland: Londonderry 8 Inf Bde
1975.06 England: Oakington
1976.03 (Northern Ireland)
1975.06 England: Oakington
1977.05 (Northern Ireland)
1977.06 Cyprus?
1977.12 (Bermuda)
1979.12 Germany: Münster 2 Armd Div
1980.10 (Northern Ireland)
1981.03 Germany: Münster 2 Armd Div
1981.11 Germany: Minden 33 Armd Bde
1984.01 Northern Ireland: Ballykelly 8 Inf Bde
1986.01 Cyprus
1988.02 England: Canterbury 1 Inf Bde
1988.11 (Northern Ireland)
1989.04 Canterbury 1 Inf Bde
1989.06 (Northern Ireland)
1991.01 England: Tidworth
1992.07 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1991.09 (Northern Ireland)
1991.10 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1992.08.01 absorbed 3rd Battalion
1994.04 England: Catterick 19 Mech Bde
1995.09 (Bosnia)
1996.02 England: Catterick 19 Mech Bde
1997.04 Northern Ireland: Londonderry 8 Inf Bde
1999.04 England: North Luffenham
2001.05 Germany: Celle (Trenchard Barracks) 7 Armd Bde
2003.02 Persian Gulf 7 Armd Bde
2003.03 Iraq 7 Armd Bde
2003.06 Germany: Celle (Trenchard Barracks) 7 Armd Bde
2003.11 ISRTF
2004.05 Germany: Celle (Trenchard Barracks) 7 Armd Bde
2005.12 (Iraq)
2006.06 Germany: Celle (Trenchard Barracks) 7 Armd Bde

2nd Battalion

1880 India
1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers
1881
India: Bengal

1888 Black Mountain expedition
<1889 >
Hazara

<1892 >
Peshawar

<1894 >
Cherat

1895
Singapore

1896
Gibraltar

1897
UK

1899.11 South Africa 3 Inf Bde
1903
England: Gravesend

<1909 >
Dover

<1912 >
Sheffield

1913
India: Sabathu

1915.01
France and Flanders
28 Div

1915.11
Salonika
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1918.07
France and Flanders
50 Div

1919
UK

1920
Iraq
54 Bde, 18 Div
1921
India: Dinapur

1923
Meerut

1927
Peshawar

1929
Lahore

1930
Shanghai

1931
England: York
15 Bde

1935
Aldershot
3 Bde

1935.06.23 2nd Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
1936
Palestine

1936
England: Aldershot
machine gun bn / 1 Div

1938
Dover
machine gun bn / 4 Div

1939.09
France
BEF Corps Troops

1940.06
UK
4 Inf Div

1941.11
UK
Home Forces

1942.05
UK
46 (North Midland) Inf Div

1943.07
Tunisia
4 Inf Div

1944.03
Italy
aaa

1945.01
Greece
aaa

1947
Gibraltar

1948.08.01
renumbered as 1st Battalion at Gibraltar


 


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