Soldiers receive medals

Returning soldiers honoured

Soldiers just back from Afghanistan have paraded in front of friends and family before some were awarded service medals

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Soldiers back from Afghanistan to receive medals

Soldiers on tour in Afghanistan
Soldiers in Afghanistan Credit: BFBS

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.

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Soldiers honoured after return from Afghanistan

The soldiers of 4th Mechanized Brigade are being presented with their operational medals at Richmond Castle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

After being presented with their medals the soldiers will parade through Richmond Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Returning soldiers to receive medals

Troops returning to Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire after a six month tour of Afghanistan will receive operational medals at a ceremony tomorrow.

Eleven soldiers from the Headquarters 4th Mechanized Brigade and 204 Signal Squadron died during the tour in Helmand province.

After the medal presentation at Richmond Castle, the soldiers will march through the streets of Richmond.

Full Report: Catterick soldiers parade through London

Servicemen and women from North Yorkshire's Catterick Garrison have paraded through London after their latest six-month tour of Afghanistan.

The soldiers have spent the time helping the Afghan National Security Forces take on the responsibility for Helmand province.

They were thanked for their work at a special parliamentary reception in London today.

Watch the full report from Paul Brand below.

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4th Mechanized Brigade to parade through London

The Brigade have recently returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan.
The Brigade have recently returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Thousands cheer soldier from Light Dragoons

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.

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