International Families Day


A message from Maj Gen PAE Nanson CB CBE,  Colonel of the Regiment.


“Today is International Families Day and we pause to reflect on the importance of family. We, as a proud Regimental family, know how important the bonds of comradeship and ‘mateship’ are, particularly when times are tough like now.  As Fusiliers, we value greatly that we are all bound together as one Regimental family with our strong ethos:  ‘Once a Fusilier, Always a Fusilier’.


Today we want to pay tribute to our wider Fusilier family – partners, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters.  Your love and support has been there for us through thick and thin. Without this love, doing what we do would be so much harder. And in these unprecedented times, we remember especially those families who face the extra worry of a cruel and invisible enemy while your Fusiliers are away from them on duty or in isolation.


We also remember the families who are grieving for the loss of a loved one in these last months and we have special sympathy for you in this trying time.


So on International Families Day, let us Fusiliers take a moment to say ‘thank you’ to our families from the bottom of our hearts. We know you are under great pressure and we admire your strength as you deal with it.


The Fusiliers – Forever England, Forever Friends, Forever Family