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Yorkshire soldiers homecoming

3 Yorks parading before deployment to Afghanistan Photo: Press Association

Hundreds are expected to turn out for a homecoming parade for soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment.

The Corunna Company, 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will parade through Huddersfield, before attending a special homecoming service for the troops.

Around 170 soldiers including a 30-strong band will march through the town at lunchtime, including a parade and inspection in New Street, before continuing to the private service at the parish church.

The service, while concentrating on the homecoming, will remember the local soldiers who have died during the Afghanistan conflict, and their families have been invited.

Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill, Private Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, all died when their armoured vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device. Private Thomas Wroe, 18, of Meltham, was killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.

Some roads in the town centre will be closed to allow the parade to take place, and many people are expected to turn up to welcome the troops home.

The parade will form up in Beck Road, before marching into the centre at 12.15. There will be a short speech and inspection (at approximately 12.30) at the Market Place end of New Street, before the parade continues on a lap of the town centre before finishing in Byram Street at around 1.05pm.