Disbandment of 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

There is a debate today in the House of Commons on the following motion:

That this House opposes the disbandment of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (2RRF); notes that 2RRF is the only infantry battalion being cut that was not initially due for disbandment on military grounds; further notes that 2RRF was instead caught by the Government’s additional criteria of only one battalion loss per regiment and no deletion of cap-badges, which has resulted in more poorly-recruited Scottish battalions being saved; further notes the social and economic costs of disbandment; and urges the Government to reverse its decision.

I have put in a request to speak in the debate and hopefully I will be called. Hundreds of retired Fusiliers will be parading through London and many will be attending the debate.

2 thoughts on “Disbandment of 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

  1. I watched the debate. Where was Labour’s Ivan Lewis the Bury South MP? I didn’t see him in the chamber for the proceedings. Did he vote? Incidentally, John Baron MP did a very good job.

    • Hi Tom,
      To be fair Ivan spoke to the cameras outside but as a member of the Shadow Cabinet he would not really be expected to speak in a debate like this. He did not vote but again neither did any of the front benches.
      David

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