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Princess Royal to take salute in North Yorkshire

Princess Anne will take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises it's freedom of the town of Richmond for the first time in 50 years.

Crowds waiting for Princess Anne Credit: ITV

The 250 soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment both based in York, 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, and 309 Signal Regiment based in Nuneaton, will enter the Market place in the town led by the band of the Royal Armoured Corps. Two soldiers will receive medals from Princess Anne, one for operational service and the other for campaign service.

The Royal Corps of Signals will then march through the town with weapons and fixed bayonets. The Princess Royal will then take the salute.

Richmond waiting for the Princess Credit: ITV

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North East firms contribute to new Navy aircraft carrier

Parts of the Royal Navy's largest-ever aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, were built in the North East of England.

The vessel, which was formally named by the Queen herself in Fife, is 72,000 tonnes and 932 feet long. She was built in sections around the UK and shipped to Roswyth to be put together.

A&P Group, in Hebburn South Tyneside built her flight deck, which is the size of five football pitches.

Some of the steel used to make up the vessel was also built at plants in Hartlepool and Skinningrove, on Teesside.

The warship was named at a formal ceremony in Fife Credit: PA Wire
Hundreds of workers joined the Navy and royal dignitaries in celebrating the opening
The ship was built in sections around the UK and put together at Roswyth Credit: PA

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to attend Tour De France

The Duke and Duchess will attend the Tour De France in Yorkshire

It has been announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Tour De France Grand Depart in Yorkshire next month.

The world's most iconic cycle race starts in Leeds on 5 July before making its way through North Yorkshire.

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