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Halifax to welcome Yorkshire Regiment

More than 130 troops from The Yorkshire Regiment will take to the streets of Halifax today to exercise their Freedom of the Borough.

The event also marks the 70th anniversary of the granting of the Freedom of Calderdale to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, which is now part of the Yorkshire Regiment.

The parade also coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, in which 'The Dukes' were heavily involved, along with other Yorkshire regiments.

Before the soldiers from the 1st Battalion (1 YORKS) exercise their right to the march through Halifax 'with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed', the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert, will unveil a plaque in a private ceremony in the Town Hall as a permanent memorial to the granting of the Freedom.

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Homecoming parade in Doncaster

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.

Troops ready for in Doncaster

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

Troops ready for march in Doncaster
Troops ready for march in Doncaster

Doncaster homecoming parade for Royal Horse Artillery

1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Credit: ITV Yorkshire

On arrival at the Civic Hall, the troops will be presented with their Afghanistan operational medals for their recent tour.

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North Yorkshire Veterans' charity wins national award

A housing and training centre in North Yorkshire for armed forces leavers at risk of homelessness has won a national award.

The Beacon in Catterick won the award for partnership working at the Regeneration And Renewal Awards.

We are extremely proud to be able to offer veterans a state-of-the-art facility where they can get the specialist support they need to transform their lives. We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. It is testament to the commitment of all the partners involved."

– Claire O'Shea, Project Supervisor
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