The Princess Royal has been in York meeting soldiers from the Second Signal Regiment who've recently returned from Afghanistan. The regiment which last week paraded through the city, provided a vital link of communication to all British forces. Kate Walby reports.
Soldiers from the second signal regiment are to receive their operational service medals this morning at their barracks in York. They recently returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan.
Soldiers and officers from the 2nd Signal Regiment who have recently returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan will receive their Operational Service medals today. The ceremony is taking place at Imphal Barracks in York. The 300 soldiers were deployed in Helmand Province and Kabul.
A horseriding centre for the disabled in Leeds which was targetted by thieves last summer is receiving a a Royal visit from Princess Anne. £20,000 worth of equipment was stolen in July 2012. The Princess Royal will be given a demonstration and then will present some awards.
The Princess Royal was the ‘toast’ of the town when she visited Ilkley Brewery . **
During her visit to the brewery she officially launched a new ale, ‘Ilkley Jubilee’, created especially to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
“This was a huge honour for the brewery and for the town and we are tremendously proud to be part of the Royal celebrations, " said Ilkley Brewery director Richard Shelton.
After a tour of the brewery, where Her Royal Highness was shown the various brewing processes, the Princess Royal unveiled a commemorative plaque to celebrate the installation of Ilkley Brewery’s sixth fermentation vessel.
Princess Anne has officially opened the new £100,000 all-weather indoor riding arena at Bradford's Throstle Nest Riding School. The Princess Royal is patron of the Riding for the Disabled Association.