Townsfolk turn out in force for Fusiliers parade

Hundreds lined the route to support the Fusiliers as they marched through Alnwick on Saturday.

Friday, 3rd May 2019, 12:57 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd May 2019, 13:21 pm
The Pioneer Sergeant with his distinctive beard and silver axe leads the parade. Picture by Sgt Donald Todd RLC

Troops from 5 Fusiliers, The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, veterans and cadets attended the St George’s parade from St Michael’s Church, where a service had been held, to the Hotspur Tower.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers celebrated its 50th anniversary last year after aptly being formed on St George’s Day, April 23, 1968. 5 Fusiliers is the reserve element of the regiment.

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers leads the St Georges Day parade through Alnwick on Saturday, April 27. Picture by Steve Miller.

Alnwick holds a special place in the regiment’s history. Many of those from the town who fought during both world wars served in its antecedent regiment, the Northumberland Fusiliers.

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The parade received the salute from 5 Fusiliers Honorary Colonel, Lord James Percy, outside the White Swan Hotel.

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers leads the St Georges Parade through Alnwick on Saturday, April 27. Picture by Steve Miller.
Troops from 5 Fusiliers in the St Georges Parade through Alnwick. Picture by Steve Miller.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers cadets in the Alnwick parade. Picture by Steve Miller.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers veterans in the St Georges Parade in Alnwick. Picture by Steve Miller.
The Colours of the Regiment and the Queen are protected by the Colour Party outside St Michael's Church, Alnwick. Picture by Sgt Donald Todd RLC
The parade receives the salute from Lord James Percy, Honorary Colonel of 5 Fusiliers. Picture by Sgt Donald Todd RLC
Atten-shun! Picture by Steve Miller.