Another name given to the members of the Infantry in several countries. A fusilier is thus a infantryman.
The name would have appeared in the years 1600 with the appearance of the firearms but will hang all its width with the invention of rifle and of the bayonet has casing, which enabled them to replace at the same time Mousquetaires and piquiers.
Many a Régiment S of Infanterie bears this name like identification. For example:
See the List of the units of the Canadian terrestrial force for a exaustive list.
The fusiliers have as a function the protection of the bases and sites of the air force in France and abroad.
The United Kingdom
Many a Régiment S also uses this name.
- marine Fusilier
- Dictated of Mérimée
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