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Warminster comes to a standstill

The town of Warminster came to a standstill today as people stopped to pay their respects to six British soldiers killed in an explosion in Afghanistan and to see off their comrades who are about to deploy to the warzone.

Hundreds of people waving Union flags lined the streets as 400 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment marched through the Wiltshire town, with the Duke of York, colonel-in-chief of the Yorkshire Regiment, taking the salute.

Hundreds lined the streets of Warminster to show their support Credit: ITV West

The area is already mourning the loss of six soldiers who were based in Warminster after a Taliban roadside bomb destroyed their armoured vehicle on Tuesday 6th March.

Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, died alongside Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment when a Taliban roadside bomb destroyed their Warrior armoured vehicle in Helmand province on March 6.

Five of the soldiers killed earlier this month were from Warminster Credit: Ministry of Defence