The Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's), Lt Col Zac Stenning, has recorded a video giving his thanks to soldiers' families for their support over the past six months during their tour of duty in Afghanistan. You can watch the video on Facebook here.
Labour MP and former paratrooper, Dan Jarvis, is to host a special performance of the Military Wives Choir of 3 YORKS today in the Speaker's Apartments in the Houses of Parliament.
It will be the first time that the Military Wives Choir of 3 YORKS have performed live in parliament and the event will be attended by the classical music group Amore who recently performed at the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Yorkshire Regiment Military Wives Choir came together to provide mutual support throughout the worrying period of their husbands and partners being deployed in Afghanistan. This has been a particularly difficult tour with nine soldiers from the Regiment falling in the line of duty.
Music has an incredible way of bringing people together, especially at times of worry and uncertainty, and offering them a solace.
I believe it is very important that Parliament recognises the contribution that families make in supporting our armed forces whilst they are deployed operationally.