A NEW logo has been unveiled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers next year.

It is hoped that the logo, which will be known as ‘Fusilier 50’, will raise the profile of the Regiment as they approach the anniversary.

The new logo is a simple, modern take on the Regiment’s well known badge and red and white hackle and will feature in all marketing material, special events and merchandise.

The unveiling comes one year before the formal anniversary on April 23, 2017.

Events will run throughout 2018 and will cater for all serving and veteran Fusiliers and their families, including parades, memorial services, military dinners and gatherings in the Regiment’s four recruiting areas.

Retired Colonel James Denny, regimental secretary for The Fusiliers said: “We are really excited with the new logo for Fusilier 50 and we all look forward to seeing it in many places in the forthcoming months.

“It’s a totally modern look for the Regiment whilst still incorporating the distinct red and white hackle.

“We hope everyone is as drawn to the new look as much as we are and we look forward to welcoming cadets, potential recruits, serving Fusiliers and Fusilier veterans to the planned events which begin on St George’s Day 2018.”

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry Regiment within the British Army and was formed by the amalgamation of four English Fusilier Regiments in 1968.

Since its formation, the Regiment has been involved in service across the world in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Balkans, the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.