Our Regimental Day is St George’s Day, 23 April, which is the anniversary of the birthday of the Regiment. It is also the day on which all our Battle Honours, in addition to those specifically commemorated on other days, are remembered.
Throughout the year, The Fusiliers celebrate a number of days when our former Regiments displayed particular valour. They come from across our proud history, from the battle of Minden in 1759 and Albuhera in1811 to the 20th century battles of Gallipoli in 1915 and D Day in 1944.Most recently as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, several new regimental days were created to recognise our contribution in more modern conflict. These include Northern Ireland, the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The events and bravery of each Regimental Day are described below.
Operation HERRICK was the operational name for all British military operations in Afghanistan from 2002 to the end of combat operations in 2014.Read More
Operation BANNER was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007. The Regiment completed several tours of Northern Ireland during this time.Read More
Since its formation in 1968 the Regiment has served in the Middle Eastern Theatre on two wars, Operation GRANBY, the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces and Operation TELIC, the invasion of Iraq and subsequent stabilisation operations.Read More
On 1 August 1759 the Battle of Minden was fought during the Seven Years’ War, when Great Britain was allied with Prussia against France and Austria. The Lancashire Fusiliers were one of the six regiments which made up two brigades who went into battle.Read More
On 6 June 1944 the greatest amphibious operation in the history of British Arms was launched on the coast of Normandy, in north-west France. This was the beginning of the assault by the Allies on Hitler’s Fortress Europe’. The aim was to liberate Western Europe from the German occupying forces. The Allied landing forces were under the Command of Gen Sir Bernard Montgomery, who had been an officer of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (later the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers) from 1908 to 1934 and who was subsequently promoted Field Marshal and became Colonel of the Regiment.Read More
The Battle of Albuhera took place during the Peninsular War on the 16 May 1811. It was a mix of British, Spanish and Portuguese corps engaged elements of the French Armée du Midi (Army of the South) at the small Spanish village of Albuhera south of the frontier fortress-town of Badajoz, Spain. When the French attacked, the only remaining British Regiment stood firm. It was the Fusilier Brigade, commanded by Sir William Myers of the Royal Fusiliers, and composed of the 1st and 2nd Battalions Royal Fusiliers and 1st Battalion the 23rd, or Royal Welch Fusiliers.Read More
At dawn on the 25th April 1915 The Lancashire Fusiliers landed on W Beach, to the west of Cape Helles the southernmost top of the Gallipoli Peninsula where the Turks opened fire. Despite heavy losses for the Fusiliers, six VC’s were awarded for this action and W Beach was renamed the Lancashire Landing in honour of the Battalion that had captured it.Read More