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 funeral of Sergeant Gareth Thursby takes place in his home town of Skipton. He and a colleague were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.
Private Jack Coyne speaks of the highs and the lows of the latest tour of Afghanistan - and says it is good to be back!
Lieutenant Jonathan Kume-Davy says it is an honour for the soldiers to march through the streets of Halifax - the spiritual and ancestral home of their regiment.
Yorkshire soldiers will march through their heartland town of Halifax to mark their return home from a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan. The homecoming parade by the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment will start at the Shay Stadium.
The 500 soldiers will march along Union Street South, Union Street, Market Street, Crossley Street, Princess Street, Southgate precinct, Wards End and Horton Street, arriving in the Piece Hall by 12 noon. They will be welcomed by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr John Hardy.
Also attending the parade will be Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and the civic heads of all of the Battalion's Freedom cities and towns across West and South Yorkshire and Craven District.
Following the parade and inspection, the soldiers will march to Halifax Minster for a Thanksgiving service where they will remember their ten comrades **killed on operations. The service will also be broadcast live outside the Minster.
Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their last respects to an inspirational Army sergeant who was known to his men as "Dad".
The funeral of Gareth Thursby in the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire was delayed until today so his comrades could return from Afghanistan to be there.
Sgt Thursby died just days before his 30th birthday. He and Private Tom Wroe were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman in a so-called "green on blue" attack.
– Major Birkett
"One word to sum him up - inspirational. A fantastic leader of men, a superb soldier. He had such an affiliation, a close bond with his men that actually he was called 'dad' throughout the tour. That's what they thought of him. He is one-in-a-million, certainly a guy that will be remembered for everything right. He epitomises everything right in the Army."