A service of thanksgiving and homecoming for the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment is taking place at York Minster today.
The regiment, who routinely recruit in Yorkshire, has just come back from a six month tour in Afghanistan where seven of the 3rd Battalion's soldiers were killed whilst on active duty.
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