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The cost to the Department of the presentation ceremony was in the order of £38,000 which largely related to transporting personnel from the four battalions and moving two Warrior vehicles to support recruiting activity around the presentation event. This figure does not include the cost of the Colours themselves.
The role of the Colours has great historical significance in their use as a rallying point. British military history is full of instances of gallantry including the Colours and their defence. Today, Colours are the ceremonial evidence of a regiment and its spirit, a moral rallying point recording their often illustrious history.