Soldiers who tried to go to the aid of their stricken colleagues when their armoured vehicle was blown up faced a scene of devastation.
Soldiers from the 3rd Batallion the Yorkshire Regiment who've just returned from Afghanistan attend a thanksgiving service in York Minster.
A parade and thanksgiving service for soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment will take place in York today.
The families of the fallen soldiers speak after the verdict. An inquest today ruled that four soldiers from Yorkshire, and two of their comrades, were unlawfully killed.
There have been emotional scenes as the families of six soldiers killed by a Taliban bomb spoke of their heartache at the end of an inquest into their deaths.
The troops - four from West Yorkshire and two from Lancashire - died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last year.
Today an expert said no British Army vehicle in Afghanistan could have withstood such a blast but significant improvements have been made to the fleet of vehicles still being used on the front line. From Oxford Coroner's Court Jon Hill reports.
The coroner at the inquest into the deaths of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan has recorded a narrative verdict - and that all six where unlawfully killed while on active service.
No vehicle used by the British Army at the time that six soldiers were killed when their armoured Warrior vehicle was blown up would have been able to take the blast, an inquest has heard.
Major Douglas Nelson, an expert on the Warrior vehicle, said several improvements have been made to them since the deaths of the six men in March last year, but warned insurgents can always build bigger bombs.
Maj Nelson told the court today that a number of improvements have been made to Warriors following the incident, including thicker armour; the fuel tank; improvements to ways of getting out in an emergency; and better firefighting and detection systems.
The commanding officer of the six soldiers killed when their armoured fighting vehicle was blown up by a Taliban bomb has said he had no doubts about sending out the patrol as light faded at dusk.
The patrol had been due to leave the base in Lashkar Gar, in Afghanistan earlier in the afternoon, but it was delayed by a sandstorm. At the inquest into the troops' death, Major Edward Colver was asked if he was at all worried about sending out the patrol at dusk
He replied: "I was extremely confident that it was the right thing to do." Other soldiers who were on the patrol in a second armoured vehicle have told the hearing that they had no concerns about going out at dusk.
An inquest into the deaths of six soldiers killed while serving with the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan has resumed in Oxford. The troops - four from West Yorkshire - were killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was blown apart by a Taliban bomb in March 2012.
It was the single deadliest attack on British forces since the conflict began in 2001. The inquest has been told that the vehicle became an inferno when it struck an improvised explosive device. All the men are said to have lost consciousness instantly.
Their families have been told that none stood a chance of surviving.
The families of six soldiers killed by a massive Taliban bomb while serving with the Yorkshire regiment have been told harrowing details of their loved ones' final moments today.
It was the biggest single loss of life in Afghanistan since 2001 when their armoured vehicle was blown apart and engulfed by flames when it ran over an improvised explosive device.
And at the inquest today, it's emerged that the youngest of those to die, aged just 19, was a last minute stand in who'd volunteered to join the patrol because his colleague was having a shower. Jon Hill reports from Oxford coroners court.
Today the inquest into the deaths of six soldiers with the Yorkshire Regiment, heard from a soldier who was travelling in an accompanying armoured vehicle.
In a written statement, Private Luke Stones explains that Private Christopher Kershaw from Bradford was a last-minute stand-in on the mission.
– Private Luke Stones
"Private Butler would have been the driver...but he was just returning from the shower and as a result, Private Kershaw offered to take his place."
The hearing has been told the troops, including Private Kershaw, died from blast injuries when their fighting vehicle was blown apart by an IED.
Private Stones said when the vehicle exploded, he saw a fireball sending flames 100ft high.