The Fusiliers - Early Day Motion tabled

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by PartTimePongo, Dec 2, 2004.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. At the eleventh hour it has been proposed to cut one of the two remaining
    regular battalions of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who have drawn on men
    from the Warwickshire, East Worcestershire and Birmingham areas for over 200
    years. Every War Memorial within those areas will have at least one soldier
    who fought and died for his country in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
    predecessor the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

    Two Early Day Motions have been put before Parliament and a Lancashire MP
    raised the matter in Parliament yesterday. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. If enough
    MP's can be persuaded to support these motions then Parliament will debate
    this issue.

    Please contact your MPs now requesting that they sign this EDM Numbers 245 and 254.

    It is easy to find out who your MP is by following this link
    http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/alcm.cfm


    Then send an email to the address listed or telephone 020 7219 3000, ask for the name of your Member of
    Parliament unless you already know this.

    Give your name and the constituency in which you live and

    State that you request that your MP signs the Early Day Motion Number 245

    I am not aware that there can be any restriction on members of the armed
    services and civil servants contacting Members of Parliament, although they
    would be advised to avoid criticising Army policy, so please, go to it and it
    matters not whether your MP is Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat. The more MPs that support an EDM the more likely that it will be raised.

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO WILL SUPPORT THE FUSILIERS, AND PLEASE TREAT AS URGENT

    Background information and EDM details:


    The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was formed in 1968 from four of the oldest
    Regiments in the British Army:

    5th Foot - The Northumberland Fusiliers

    6th Foot - The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    7th Foot - The Royal Fusiliers

    20th Foot - The Lancashire Fusiliers


    Andrew Selous (Con), a former RRF officer and now Member of Parliament, has tabled an Early Day Motion -


    EDM 245 THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS


    Andrew Selous [R]

    Derek Conway [R]

    Mr John Baron [R]

    Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger [R]

    Mr Peter Atkinson

    Mr John Randall

    Mr Gregory Campbell

    Glenda Jackson

    Mr David Wilshire

    Dr Andrew Murrison

    Mr Malcolm Moss

    Mr Robert Key



    [R] Relevant interest declared





    254 THE FUTURE OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS


    Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons

    Mr David Chaytor

    Mr Lindsay Hoyle

    Mr A.J. Beith

    Mr Graham Stringer

    Jim Dobbin

    Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody

    Mike Gapes



    Point of Order raised Tues 02 Dec 2004


    1.20 pm



    For my part, expect Newspaper and other media coverage imminently. I have also contacted MP's that I know to ask them to support this EDM.

    Regards

    PTP