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.
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.