Soldiers from our region have paraded through Doncaster on returning home after more than a decade of conflict in Afghanistan. Michael Billington's been speaking to two brothers who deployed together - and have safely returned together.
Artillery gun fire has officially launched the homecoming parade for the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in Doncaster. Soldiers from the Regiment used a 105mm Light Gun to fire a gun salute on land south of the Civic Hall just after midday.
The parade that marks their return home from Afghanistan and the end of a decade on military operations. Following the gun fire some 250 soldiers led by 22 horses from the famous King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will step off through the city's streets
Artillery gun fire will officially launch the homecoming parade for the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in Doncaster today.
Soldiers from the Regiment will use a 105mm Light Gun to fire a gun salute on land south of the Civic Hall at 12.15 pm. This will start the parade that marks their return home from Afghanistan and the end of a decade on military operations.
Following the gun fire some 250 soldiers led by 22 horses from the famous King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will step off through the city's streets.
The parade will march along Waterdale, Wood Street, High Street past the Mansion House where the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody will take the salute before the parade continues along Baxter Gate, Printing Office Street, Cleveland Street, Wood Street and return to Waterdale.
On arrival at the Civic Hall, the troops will be presented with their Afghanistan operational medals for their recent tour.
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