Fusiliers take fight to keep Battalion to London

Members of Fusiliers Association en route to London Credit: ITV Granada, Mel Barham

Around 90 members of the Fusiliers Association are going to London in a bid to save their Battalion.

Six members will hand in a petition to Downing Street against the disbandment of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.

The members will then march from Downing Street to Parliament.

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Fusiliers fight to keep 2nd Battalion

Army veterans from the region are marching from Downing Street to Parliament to protest over defence cuts. They are campaigning against a decision to disband to the second battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, which recruits from the North West.