A thanksgiving service is being held in York today for soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment who have just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. Following the service they will march through the city, with a salute being taken at the Mansion House.
The Lord Mayor Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith welcomed soldiers from the First Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment when they took to streets of the city for a homecoming parade. They have just returned from a six month tour in Afghanistan
Soldiers from the first Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment have taken to the streets of West Yorkshire for a home coming parade. The regiment, who marched through Bradford this morning, have just returned from a six month tour in Afghanistan.
This afternoon they marched through Leeds starting at Millennium Square, heading through Briggate before returning to the civic hall. The council then thanked the troops for their efforts on behalf of the country.
120 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment will mark their homecoming from operations in Afghanistan with parades through Beverley and Bridlington - towns in which they hold the Freedom to march with bands playing, bayonets fixed and colours flying.
The majority of the soldiers have family in Yorkshire and have recently returned after a six-month operational tour in Afghanistan. In Beverley the parade will start at 11am. The soldiers march from Burton Road, Molecroft Road, New Walk, North Bar Without, North Bar Within, Lairgate,
Saturday Market, Toll Gavel, Butcher Row, Market, Lord Roberts Road, Champney Road. salute will be taken at the Market Cross. The Bridlington parade starts at 3pm on the Promenade then onto Clifford Street, Garrison Street, Prince Street, Queen Street, Bridge Street,
South Cliff Road to the dais near the Spa building. An inspection and presentation the parade will march off via South Marine Drive.