The Ministry of Defence has named the soldier killed in Afghanistan as Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from 28 Engineer Regiment.
A poppy field made from 9000 crosses has been planted in Gateshead to mark the fallen, including soldiers from our region.
A soldier from Newton Aycliffe has been Mentioned in Dispatches for his bravery.
The newly named 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment celebrated their new name and the Freedom of the Town as they marched through Warminster. Jane Solomons reports.
Around 250 soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment have taken part in a Freedom Parade.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Warminster in Wiltshire to watch members of the 1st Battalion march through the town.
The Freedom of Warminster was conferred on the regiment's 3rd Battalion last year.
But as part of Army reorganisation, the regiment's three battalions were merged into two and the Warminster-based battalion, the 3 Yorks, was renumbered the 1 Yorks.
The town council has now awarded the renumbered battalion freedom of the town and the parade was held today to mark the occasion.
During the parade, Sarah Troughton, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, took the salute along with the mayor of Warminster Paul Batchelor.
The Freedom of Warminster means the regiment has the right to march through the streets of the town.
It is also allowed to parade with colours flying, bayonets fixed, drums beating and bands playing.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of a soldier during a training exercise on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Private Michael Ihemere from the West Mercian Regiment was taking part in a routine exercise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 26-year-old soldier, who was based at Marne Barracks near Catterick., had recently returned from Afghanistan.
Today, his colleagues and his widow, held a parade in his memory.
Michael Ihemere's commanding officer has paid tribute to the British army soldier who died on Wednesday, describing the 26-year-old Nigerian as "likeable, kind and talented".
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood said:
Private Ihemere quickly established himself as a valued member of his platoon. He proved to be a reliable, talented and popular soldier, respected by all across the Company. His likeable and kind nature immediately endeared him to those he worked with.
Whilst on operations, he was involved in some fierce fighting but always remained calm, did his job well and supported his friends and colleagues with resolute loyalty. Private Ihemere showed early signs that he had the potential to progress in the Army and had a bright future.
– Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood
His loss will be keenly felt across the battalion and the thoughts, prayers and sympathies of all those that had the pleasure to know Private Ihemere are with his wife and family at this difficult time.
The British army soldier who has died on a training exercise was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012.
Michael Ihemere from Umuodo, Nigeria served with C Company and was based in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.
A British army soldier who died after collapsing while on a three-mile run during a moorland training exercise was named by the Ministry of Defence today as Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Nigeria.
The Ministry of Defence training ground on the North Yorkshire Moors above Catterick where a 26-year-old soldier died while on exercise.
The soldier had recently returned from Afghanistan.
Police say paramedics tried to revive the soldier who died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire on Wednesday.
– North Yorkshire Police spokesman
"Officers were called just before 9am on Wednesday 28 August 2013, following a report that a 26-year-old man, serving in the military, had collapsed at Barden Moor, Leyburn.
"Sadly, despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"We are not yet in a position to release his name. His family have been informed.
"Officers are working with the Army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious, so that a file can be prepared on behalf of the coroner."
The soldier's collapse follows the deaths of three reservists in the Brecon Beacons who were on an SAS selection course when temperatures reached 30 degrees celsius in July.
They were carrying heavy packs while attempting to cross the Pen y Fan mountain.
Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, around 17 degrees celsius with a slight breeze.
It was not clear if soldiers were carrying heavy loads in this exercise.
A 26-year-old soldier has died after collapsing while on a moorland training exercise in North Yorkshire.
The death is not being treated as suspicious. The soldier collapsed near Leyburn on Wednesday morning and died at the scene.
His name has not yet been released.