2nd (Swithland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

The Duchy’s own heavy-duty light infantry..

  • Colonel: Lord Henry Roecliffe (Visc.)
  • Adjutant: Maj. Frederick Tonge
  • Garrisoned: Willoughby Castle, Walton on the Wolds.
  • Nickname(s): The Saucy Swithlands, Little Green Men.
  • Motto(s):  Volunt fortuna (Wish us luck).
  • Marches: “Fare Thee Well, Swithlands”, “On Shepshed Moor Baht ‘at”.
  • Battle Honours:  Melton Mowbray (1720), Siege of Derby (1745), Nottingham (1751)


N.B. This regiment is currently in the process of being re-raised and re-equipped…