WATCH: Slideshow of pictures from the 5th Fusiliers’ new Colours parade

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The North-East-based 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was presented with new Colours at Alnwick Castle yesterday.

It was the first time that the battalion, which has a reconnaissance platoon in the town, received such an honour.

Fusiliers ceremony in Alnwick. Picture Jane Coltman

Fusiliers ceremony in Alnwick. Picture Jane Coltman

The Duke of Kent, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, presented the new Colours, on behalf of the Queen.

The momentous day included a march through the town, before the old standards, known as Colours, of the 5th and now-defunct 6th Battalion, were laid to rest in St Michael’s Church.

Slideshow/pictures by Jane Coltman

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