fusileer


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fu·sil·ier

also fu·sil·eer  (fyo͞o′zə-lîr′)
n.
1. A soldier in any of certain British army regiments formerly armed with fusils.
2. A soldier armed with a fusil.

[French, musketeer, from fusil, musket; see fusil.]
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Four members of the Association arrived after walking all the way from Swansea, making the entire journey in just three days, in order to raise funds to support the work of the Fusileer's Association, which supports former soldiers from the Regiment.
FORMER Welsh Fusileer Stephen Richards spent on average pounds 500 a week on cocaine and cannabis.
Asad Shariff, aged 14, (below) gets a helping hand from Fusileer Richard Marsh to scale the wall of the assault course.