2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Second Fusiliers are a well trained,Operationally hardened Light Role Infantry Battalion. The Regiment has servd in every major campaign dating back to 1674, most recently the Battalion has served in Afghanistan and Iraq whilst based in Cyprus. During their time in Cyprus A Coy from the Second Battalion took part in the longest defensive battle fought since the Korean War. Life in the Second Battalion is varied and interesting, whether youre a Mortar man, Anti tank soldier, signaller, driver or Rifleman you will be at the cutting edge of technology and fighting power.
The 600 officers and soldiers of the Second Fusiliers are commanded by a Lieutenant-Colonel and grouped into five companies each commanded by a Major. There are three Rifle companies, a manoeuvre support company (reconnaissance, snipers, anti-tank missiles and mortars) and a Headquarters Company (equipment support, logistics, communications, intelligence, training support, administration, catering, and welfare).
The Second Fusiliers can deliver a huge amount of capability backed by experience, training, professionalism, judgement and firepower as a modern Light Role, digitised Battlegroup. Its command and control systems are trained, exercised and tested using modern state-of-the-art computer simulation systems and rigorous field exercises. However it would be wrong to imagine that the Second Fusiliers work alone. As part of 12 Mechanised Brigade it forms an important part of the Brigades fighting power which includes tanks, artillery, engineers, medical and other assets attached.
The Second Fusiliers are currently based in London, we will move to Celle, Germany in 2010 and to Cyprus in 2013.