The Tudor Rose, depicted to the left and on each of the pages of this website, is the emblem of
the Royal Fuzileers. Derived from a combination of the red rose of York and the white rose of
Lancaster, this emblem was used by the royal Tudor dynasty to symbolize the return to amity
following the Wars of the Roses in the fifteenth century. It was a Royal badge during the reigns
of the Tudor kings, and as such was reproduced on the livery of Royal servants such as the
Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London and soldiers of the British Army.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Tudor Rose appeared as a unique symbol of
the Royal Fuzileers. It was depicted on the Regiment's colours (reproduced on the regimental
colours page), on clothing and equipment, and probably as a cap badge.
The emblem remained in use by the Royal Fuzileers until the Regiment was amalgamated with
several other Fusilier regiments in 1968 to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.