Soldiers' service

The Archbishop of York is joining hundreds of soldiers at York Minster today for a remembrance service.

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Soldiers remember fallen comrades

The Archbishop of York has led a service of remembrance at the city's Minster for soldiers who've recently returned from Afghanistan. Hundreds of military personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade based at Catterick Garrison turned out for the service.

Doctor John Sentamu led prayers to the nine members of the unit who lost their lives during a recent deployment to Helmand. The Regiment's Brigadier Bob Bruce spoke about the service.

Families of fallen at remembrance service

The soldiers from 4th Mechanized Brigade, who are attending today's remembrance service, spent the tour helping the Afghan National Security Forces take on the responsibility for Helmand province.

Also at the ceremony at York Minster will be Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Armed Forces Minister, Andrew Robathan MP.

Family members of injured soldiers and the bereaved are expected to attend the service to honour the life and service of their loved ones.

Military representatives from the US, Danish and Estonian Armies will also be present.

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Troops attend thanksgiving at York Minster

Members of the 4th Mechanised Brigade at York Minster Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Troops who have just returned from Afghanistan have been attending a thanksgiving service at York Minster.

Troops gathering outside York Minster ahead of the ceremony Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Forces Minister Andrew Robathan MP joined hundreds of armed forces personnel who have recently returned home from service.

Hundreds of soldiers turned out for a thanksgiving service Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The 4th Mechanised Brigade lost nine soldiers during their six month tour of Helmand Province.


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