WATCH: Fusiliers march through Alnwick town centre

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Large crowds of people gathered in Alnwick, Northumberland, this afternoon to help celebrate a historic day for a North-East-based battalion.

The 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was presented with new Colours for the first time in its history and marked the occasion with a march through the town centre.

The march through Alnwick town centre. Picture Jane Coltman

The march through Alnwick town centre. Picture Jane Coltman

The rousing march featured the Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and started at Greenwell Road at 2.30pm. It went through the Bondgate Tower, along Bondgate Within and Narrowgate and then up Bailiffgate to St Michael’s Church, which hosted a laying-up ceremony of the old standards, known as Colours, of the 5th and the now-defunct 6th Battalion.

The streets were lined with people who cheered and applauded the troops as they passed through town during the march, which followed the presentation of the new Colours by the Duke of Kent inside Alnwick Castle.

Video by Jane Coltman