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Army medics who trained in York received medals in the city today for their service in Afghanistan.
Members of the UK Medical Group 20 - including 34 Field Hospital based in Strensall - returned from Afghanistan last month where they closed down the hospital in Camp Bastion.
Earlier this year, medics took their final training and assessment at Strensall. A replica of Camp Bastion's hospital, it was there for 11 years - but it was dismantled after the "class of 2014" finished their training.
North Yorkshire Police is one of at least nine other forces that is warning the public that their 101 number is down.
The service issued the warning via twitter earlier today.
There is a national issue with our none emergency 101 line and unfortunately it is off service until further notice. 999 is still fine.
One force has said that the fault lay with "some kit in Birmingham" which is "being worked on".
The emergency number 999 however is still in use.
More than 200 medics from 65 units across all three armed forces will attend a special thanksgiving ceremony at York minister this morning, before parading through the ancient city centre.
Among the 65 units recognised will be the 34 Field Hospital from the city's Strensall Barracks who returned from Afghanistan last month where they closed down the field hospital in Camp Bastion.
The parade will pass through Duncombe Place at 10 50 am to be inspected before a medal ceremony takes place.
The parade will be watched by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Ian Gillies:
"I am delighted to officially welcome 34 Field Hospital back to York, following their recent deployment, heading up the UK Medical Group in Afghanistan.
We will join them on Duncombe Place for their Freedom of Entry Parade and medals presentation and hope that many people will join us inwelcoming them safely back home.”
Traffic restrictions will be in place between 7am and 1.30pm at Duncombe Place, Blake Street, St Helen’s Square, Davygate, New Street, St Sampson’s Square, High Petergate, Church Street, Parliament Street, High Ousegate, Spurriergate, Market Street, Feasegate and Coney Street.
Britain's military medics will be led by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps as they parade down Parliament Street in York, returning via Coney Street before taking the salute on the steps of Mansion House.
Camp Bastion's Role 3 hospital provided care for injured personnel that was so advanced that over the eight years it was in operation it became one of the world's leading trauma care facilities.
Here are some facts and figures:
- 300 doctors nurses and support staff saw 14,000 patients
- 6,500 patients were taken to Camp Bastion by the Chinook helicopter's medical Emergency Response Team
- 450 soldiers were taken fromthe hospital to the UK by the Critical Care Air Support Team
- Medics dealt with 39,000 CT scans, 50,000 X-rays and transfused 15,500 litres of blood to 2,600 trauma patients
"The UK Medical Group is looking forward to marching through York for its homecoming and medals parade," said Lieutenant Colonel Jaish Mahan who commanded the UK Medical Group and also 34 Field Hospital.
"For many of us, York is our home and we are grateful to the city and everyone else for the support we received while we were away.
"UK medical Group and 34 Field Hospital feel privileged to have been part of the final chapter in this historic story and to continue to provide that healthcare reassurance to our service men and women."
Outbreaks of rain in the morning.
Drier, brighter conditions should spread in by the afternoon with lighter winds.
Colder overnight in the north with rain perhaps returning to the southeast. Maximum Temperature 11C.