Petition to save Fusiliers

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, John Lines, has today handed an e-petition to the government in protest to the disbandment of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham takes regiment petition to Downing Street

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines Credit: ITV News Central

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor John Lines, has today taken an e-petition to Downing Street in opposition of the disbandment of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The regiment, which is considered to be one of the best in the Army, was chosen by the Chief of the General Staff to be disbanded.

The unit, which was a merger of regiments including the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, will cease existence in June 2014.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers march through Celle, Germany. Credit: PA

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