Military Medics from the world-famous military field hospital in Afghanistan will parade through York today, 22nd November 2014 for a homecoming and medals parade.
Over 200 medics from 65 units in all three Armed Forces will attend a Thanksgiving Service in York Minster.
Following the service, the military medics will parade on Duncombe Place where 80 Operational Service medals will be presented by Director General of the Army Medical Services, Major General Jeremy Rowan OBE QHS and the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Ian Gillies.
Led by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps, the parade will march down Parliament Street and return via Coney Street where the salute will be taken by Major General Rowan accompanied by the Lord Mayor of York on the steps of the Mansion House.
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During their six month tour, nine soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade died in service.
Watch the full report from Frances Read below:
Hundreds of soldiers who recently returned from an operational tour of Afghanistan have gathered in York Minster for a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Armed Forces Minister, Andrew Robathan, joined members of the 4th Mechanized Brigade.
The Archbishop of York said: “Our Armed Forces are the bravest of the brave and it is a great honour to be able to welcome them home today.'
“The professionalism and bravery of the soldiers and marines of the 4th Mechanized Brigade has been both astonishing and humbling.
"They achieved a huge amount during our tour of duty and I am enormously proud of them.
"It is important for us now to remember our fallen and the wounded as well as to mark our achievements. It is a great privilege for us to be able to do that in the magnificent York Minster.”