0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:12:34 PM »




     



            The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of Foot, it was given the regional designation 'Northumberland' in 1782 and granted the distinction of being a Fusilier regiment in 1836, becoming 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted the title Northumberland Fusiliers when regimental numbers were abolished under the Childers Reforms of 1881 and became the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers on 3 June 1935.

            The regiment was originally part of the Dutch service and known as the Irish Regiment, or Viscount Clare's Regiment, under the command of Daniel O'Brien, 3rd Viscount Clare. In the following year the colonelcy passed to John Fenwick and the "Irish" designation was discontinued and the regiment was referred to as a "Holland Regiment". The regiment was transferred to the British Service on 5 June 1685, establishing its order of precedence as the 5th Regiment of the Line. Until 1751, like most other regiments, it was known successively by the names of the colonels who commanded them at the time.








     The 5th left Monkstown, Ireland on 7 May 1774, for Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their presence was necessary because of strong civil unrest in the area. Arriving in July, 1774 the 5th camped on Boston Common. On 19 April 1775, the Light Infantry and Grenadier Companies participated in the march to Concord, and the resulting fighting at Lexington, Concord, and the march back to Boston. Casualties were five men killed, three officers and 15 men wounded, and one man captured. On 17 June 1775, after being under siege by American forces for two months, the regiment participated in the attack on the fortifications at Breed's Hill (the Battle of Bunker Hill). The American forces were finally driven off after intense fighting. The regiment was heavily engaged and suffered 24 dead, 137 wounded. After spending two months on board ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 5th sailed to New York to participate in the effort to capture the city from the Americans. They took part in the Battle of Long Island and the Battle of White Plains, the capture of Fort Washington, New York, the capture of Fort Lee, New Jersey. They then spent the winter of 1776-1777 quartered near New York City and were involved in skirmishes with the American forces. They were then part of Howe's campaign to capture Philadelphia, being engaged in the Battle of Brandywine Creek, where they broke the Continental Army's center at Chadds Ford, capturing 5 cannon. On the retreat through New Jersey, on 28 June 1778, the regiment was involved in the fighting at Monmouth Court House. While in New York, the 5th participated in several raids and skirmishes, including a raid on Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The Americans had been using the harbour for privateering, and this raid succeeded in destroying many buildings and boats. They then embarked from New York on 3 November 1778, for the French West Indies, landing on 13 December 1778, on the island of Saint Lucia. The 5th was engaged with a small force of French and captured a four cannon battery. On 18 December 1778, a force of 9,000 French troops were landed on St. Lucia. The small British force of 1,400 men occupied a hill located on the neck of a peninsula. The French were fairly raw soldiers trained to fight in the classic European style of linear battles. The French advanced on the British force several times. The British, veterans of colonial fighting, inflicted a stinging defeat on the French. The French lost 400 killed and 1100 wounded to the British losses of 10 killed and 130 wounded, which included two officers from the 5th Foot. As a result of the defeat, the French force abandoned the island. Regimental tradition states that after the battle men of the 5th Foot took white hat plumes from fallen French soldiers and placed them as trophies in their own hats. After two years in the West Indies, the 5th Foot was sent to Ireland in December 1780. They were still in Ireland when hostilities between Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the former Colonies officially ended in 1783.

 






5th Private




Spoiler: In-game banner • show

Spoiler: In-game unit class • show

Spoiler: Ranking Structure • show
[center]Rank Structure
[table][tr][td][table][tr][td]Officers[/td][/tr][tr][td]Colonel[/td][td]   [/td][td]Col[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Lieutenant Colonel[/td][td]   [/td][td]LtCol[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Major[/td][td]   [/td][td]Maj[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Captain (Worn on both shoulders)[/td][td]   [/td][td]Capt[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Lieutenant (Worn on left shoulder)[/td][td]   [/td][td]Lt[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Ensign (Worn on left shoulder)[/td][td]   [/td][td]Ens[/td][td][/td][/tr][/table][/td][td][table][tr][td]NCOs[/td][/tr][tr][td]Serjeant Major[/td][td]   [/td][td]SjtMaj[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Colour Serjeant[/td][td]   [/td][td]CSjt[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Serjeant[/td][td]   [/td][td]Sjt[/td][td][/td][/tr][tr][td]Corporal[/td][td]   [/td][td]Cpl[/td][td][/td][/tr][/table][/td][td][table][tr][td]Lance Corproal[/td][td]   [/td][td]LCpl[/td][td][/td][/tr][/table][table][tr][td]Enlisted[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Private[/td][td]   [/td][td]Pte[/td][td][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Recruit[/td][td]   [/td]
[td]Rct[/td][td][/td][/tr][/table][/spoiler]





Contact Information  
Add this mate

Communications   

TeamSpeak: Add this
Regiment Information

      Write what you want.
[/td][/tr][/table]
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 01:31:07 PM by RhettVito »
Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 02:14:34 PM »
     All rights reserved reworking the thread in progress

Long Tree

*
  • *
  • 151
  • QueensRangers_LongTree
    • View Profile
Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 02:28:19 PM »
Ayee Vito my boi good luck


Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 12:41:35 AM »
Ayee Vito my boi good luck

Thanks man roster and more to come on the thread soon :)

lapje

*
  • *
  • 22
    • View Profile
Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 09:05:00 AM »
Good luck!

7th Fusiliers Official

*
  • *
  • 16
  • 7th Regiment of Foot Official Forum Account!
    • View Profile
Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 06:08:20 PM »
Your ranks needing to be sorted out mate. You new to check your code.
Re: 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 09:51:56 AM »
Your ranks needing to be sorted out mate. You new to check your code.
I tried to and it just want work how I need it to be set up ...