Huddersfield's tribute to its Afghanistan heroes

Hundreds are expected to turn out in Huddersfield today to commemorate six young men and women from the area who gave their lives for their country.

All were killed in the conflict in Afghanistan. Now their bravery is to be marked with the dedication of a memorial plaque.

It will be unveiled at 2pm todayat Golcar Royal British Legion Club. The ceremony is expected to be attended by the families and friends of the soldiers.

Those who died were Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anton Frampton, 20, Private Daniel Wilford, 21, Lance Cpl Graham Shaw, 27, Capt Lisa Head, 29, and Private Tom Wroe, 18.

All were serving with the Yorkshire Regiment apart from Capt Head, who was a bomb disposal expert.

"These brave young soldiers will be remembered not only by their families and friends but by so many others who owe them such a debt.

We expect people from all over the area to turn up on Sunday to pay their respects.

"We will also be hearing from officers of the Yorkshire Regiment who performed so heroically in their recent tour of duty in Afghanistan.

"This is a chance for the whole town to mark the bravery and the sacrifice of these young people".

– Bob Mortimer, County President, Royal British Legion