This is the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Regimental Headquaters fundraising page in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers tragically killed in Woolwich on 22 May 2013.
The Fusiliers Aid Society works directly with all Fusiliers, past and present (regardless of rank or length of servce), their families and dependants to relieve hardship and offer support if they fall on hard times. We generally make grants directly for the benefit of eligible individuals.
Thank you for your visit to this page - if you would like to know more about the work of Fusiliers Aid Society, please contact ARG Harris, Assistant Regimental Secretary, at RHQ RRF.
FUSILIER L J (LEE) RIGBY
It is with great sadness that I report the soldier who died in Woolwich yesterday is believed to be Fusilier Lee Rigby of the 2 Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. We await formal identification from the Metropolitan Police Service. The Colonel of the Regiment, on behalf of all Fusiliers, sends his deepest sympathy and condolences to Lee’s family and friends at this most difficult time.
The whole Fusilier family will now come together to provide strength and solace for Lee’s family and friends and for our Fusiliers deployed overseas and on operations. The message from the Regiment is; we will stand firm and united and as a Fusilier family provide support and succour to Fusilier Rigby’s family and friends. The 1 Battalion is on operations in Afghanistan and the 2 Battalion in Cyprus is the Theatre Reserve Battalion. These Fusiliers will be even more determined to carry out their missions with pride, honour and dignity in the finest traditions of the Regiment.
Once a Fusilier, always a Fusilier.