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Presentation of New Colours and Fusilier Gathering
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PRESENTATION OF NEW COLOURS TO THE 5th BATTALION THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS – LAYING UP OF THE 5th and 6th BATTALION COLOURS – FUSILIER GATHERING – 2 MAY 2015

The 5th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be presented New Colours at 1130 hours, 2 May 2015 at Alnwick Castle. A VIP reception will take place prior to the Colours Parade in Alnwick Castle Guest Hall which will be by invitation only.

The old Colours of the 5th Battalion and 6th Battalion will be laid up in St Michaels Church Alnwick, directly following the New Colours Parade. On the evening of 2 May it is intended to hold a Fusilier Gathering in the Assembly Rooms, Newcastle.

This is obviously a very special occasion for the Battalion and the Regiment and requires the full support of all Fusiliers, whether serving or retired. Our aim should be to have a thousand Hackles in the crowd at the Colours parade as testament to the strength and unity of the Fusiliers in the North East. Similarly, we should aim to fill the Assembly Rooms in the evening.

Requests for tickets, as detailed below, should be made as a matter of priority to secure a place at the Alnwick Parade, Church Service and at the Gathering.

Applications for tickets to access Alnwick Castle for the Presentation of New Colours & also requesting to be allocated a seat in St. Michaels’ Church for the Laying up Service should be sent to:

The Adjutant

Fifth Fusiliers

Gilesgate Armoury

Gilesgate

Durham DH1 1JR

The back of the envelope should be marked: Presentation of Colours

Applications for tickets to the Gathering, at a cost of £20 for a 3 course meal and with the cost of drinks subsidised with a Regimental grant, should go to:


The Area Secretary

AHQ RRF (Northumberland)

Fenham Barracks

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 4NP

Cheques should be made payable to: RRF NORTHUMBERLAND

The evening will commence at 1930 hours and the bar will close at 0100 hours

There are 60 hotel rooms reserved in the Hotel Indigo which is next to The Assembly Rooms, at a special rate of £109 sole or double occupancy including bed & breakfast. E-mail bookings must be made using the code FG15 direct to: resmgr@hotelindigonewcastle.com; if the main Indigo website is used then these rooms will cost £173. Thirty of these rooms will be lost for booking after 5 January 2015 and the remainder will be released for public use after 16 February 2015.

Brig (Retd) I R Liles

Regimental Secretary



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