Troops from North Yorkshire stationed in Afghanistan have created their own fund-raising version of the smash hit "Gangnam Style".
Soldiers just back from Afghanistan have paraded in front of friends and family before some were awarded service medals
Defence Secretary says Britain still have vital role to play as soldiers are reported to be missing presumed dead in Afghanistan
Soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, based at Catterick in North Yorkshire, will parade through London today. Better known as the Black Rats, they've recently returned from a six month tour in Afghanistan.
More than 120 personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade will parade through central London this afternoon.
The contingent have recently returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan, where they were assisting the Afghan National Security Forces in Helmand Province.
The parade will leave Wellington Barracks, Westminster, at 3.20pm, and travel through the city to the Palace of Westminster. They will then attend a reception at the Houses of Parliament.
Soldiers from our region were among those from the Light Dragoons, who have been granted the Freedom of the Town of Dereham in Norfolk.
The regiment, based at the Robertson Barracks in Swanton Morley, has recently returned from a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Thousands of people packed the streets to salute the soldiers - including Sgt Tony Richardson from Skelton near Middlesbrough, Cpl Alan Fernandez from Sunderland and Sgt Barry Taaffe from Durham.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has urged people to support the families of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Dr Sentamu has also rejected suggestions that the troops should be withdrawn early from Afghanistan ahead of the planned pull out of British combat forces in 2014.
The Ministry of Defence have named the six soldiers missing believed killed in Afghanistan.
The six soldiers were in a Warrior armoured vehicle in Helmand Province when it was caught in a massive Taliban bomb blast on Tuesday.
They have been named as:
- Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's
- RegimentCorporal Jake Hartley, 20, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
- Private Anthony Frampton, 20, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
- Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
- Private Daniel Wade, 20, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
- Private Daniel Wilford, 21, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
Their deaths have taken the number of soldiers killed since the Afghan campaign began in 2001 to 404.
The soldiers, who had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, were hit by a blast about 25 miles north of Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, at 6.30pm local time (2pm UK time).
Ammunition on board the Warrior ignited, causing a fierce fire to burn for many hours. The intensity of the blaze meant rescuers could not get near the vehicle, its charred shell was taken back to the main British base in Helmand, Camp Bastion, yesterday evening.