Corgi OM46620 New Routemaster Twin Pack - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers'
1:76 Scale (OO Gauge)
Limited Edition of 1000
• Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Go North East, NL63 XCB, Route 309 Newcastle
• Wrightbus New Routemaster, Go-Ahead London, LTZ 1394, Route 15 Tower Hill
• Presented in a premium presentation box
The current Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, formed by the amalgamation of four former Fusilier Brigade Regiments in 1968, has inherited a history and set of traditions that stretch back over 330 years, with the formation of the 5th and 6th Regiments of the Line in 1685. The character of the Regiment has been defined by traditional recruitment from the North East, Lancashire, Birmingham and London, a blend of tough personalities that have been forged into a professional combat infantry battalion in conflicts and battlefields on the Home Front, across Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the Regimental Association, in conjunction with the Go-Ahead Bus Group, has produced a special commemorative livery that is carried by two of the company’s Wrightbus vehicles; one based in Newcastle and one in London.
NL63 XCB, a Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, entered service with Go North East at Percy Main Depot in February 2014, acting as a spare vehicle for the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services. Allocated to Glasgow in July 2014 to provide transport on behalf of First Group for the Commonwealth Games that year, the vehicle returned to the North East in August, continuing in service in a plain base red livery until April 2018, when it received the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50th Anniversary promotional livery.
LTZ 1394, a Wrightbus New Routemaster, entered service with Stagecoach East London in March 2015 as LT394, operating over Route 15. In May 2017, Go-Ahead London announced that the company had won the tender from Stagecoach to operate the Route and operations commenced with Blue Triangle Bus Company on August 26, 2017. On June 5, 2018, the vehicle was unveiled in its new Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 50th Anniversary promotional livery at an event that took place at the Tower of London.
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