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Hundreds of soldiers based at Catterick Garrison have attended York Minster after returning home from Afghanistan.
During their six month tour, nine soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade died in service.
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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.'
– Brigader Bob Bruse
“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.”
Soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan have attended a thanksgiving service at York MInster.
Members of the 4th Mechanized Brigade gathered along with bereaved families.
Brigader Bob Bruce said they would remember the nine soldiers lost while on deployment in Helmand Province.
The soldiers from 4th Mechanized Brigade, who are attending today's remembrance service, spent the tour helping the Afghan National Security Forces take on the responsibility for Helmand province.
Also at the ceremony at York Minster will be Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Armed Forces Minister, Andrew Robathan MP.
Family members of injured soldiers and the bereaved are expected to attend the service to honour the life and service of their loved ones.
Military representatives from the US, Danish and Estonian Armies will also be present.
Hundreds of soldiers based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire will have their return from a six month tour of Afghanistan honoured today with the presentation of their operational medals.
The troops were deployed to Task Force Helmand between October 2012 and April 2013. The medals will be presented to them by the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Soldiers of 4th Mechanized Brigade and 204 Signal Squadron are exercising their Freedom of Richmond by marching through the streets of the town. They have been presented with their operational medals in Richmond Castle after returning from Afghanistan.
The troops from 4th Mechanised Brigade and 204 Signal Squadron have just returned from Afghanistan. They lost 11 soldiers during their tour of Helmand Province.