Yorkshire soldiers head to Afghanistan

Hundreds of servicemen from our region are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, just days after two Yorkshire soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.

The soldiers from 4 Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Alanbrooke Barracks in North Yorkshire, are leaving for a six month operational tour.

Their departure comes after NATO's announced it's scaling back operations with the Afghan Army and Police. David Hirst reports from Topcliffe near Thirsk