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After a most successful Presentation of New Colours to First Fusiliers on 23 April 2016, the Battalion laid up its former Colours on Thu 5 May 16 at HM Tower of London.  This was the last time that these Colours were carried on a parade.

First Fusiliers found the Guard of Honour for a short parade in the environs of the Tower which, followed by a service of dedication in the Chapel Royal, St Peter ad Vincula.  This is the new home of these former Colours.