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Calls for more government cash to help veterans

As operations wind down in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, there are calls for more Government cash to support thousands of ex-military personnel set to return to civilian life over the next few years.

It is thought there are over 30,000 veterans in Rotherham alone. Martin Fisher has been looking at what help there is for veterans when they do return:


Former soldier urges comrades not to shy away from help

A former soldier who served in Kosovo and Afghanistan says former armed services personnel should not shy away from help if they need it.

Greg Beck served 12-months in prison after turning to crime when he left the army.

As a Barnsley MP calls for a change in the way veterans are judged, Mr. Beck says it can be a struggle to rejoin society:


Troops prepare for final parade before move to York

From today, the 1st UK Armoured Division will lose armoured from its name.

Soldiers rehearsing for parade
Soldiers rehearsing for parade

The change also includes the redeployment of the Division's head quarters to Imphal barracks in York.

Soldiers rehearsing for parade
Soldiers rehearsing for parade

It is believed to be the first parade with a drum head service since World War Two.

Rehearsals are taking place with over 1000 troops.

The band of the royal armoured corps based in Catterick arrived last night for the momentous day in the army's history.

New home for 1st UK Armoured Division in York

Two years ago the Ministry of Defence announced cuts to the Army to help reduce costs, meaning less regular soldiers, more reservists AND basing all our troops back in the UK.

Tomorrow will be a significant day for troops from the 1st UK Armoured Division as they take take part in a parade in Germany ahead of the redeployment of the top brass back to Yorkshire.

Our reporter Sarah Clark has been given unique access to the preparations:

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