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Soldiers marching in York today.

More than three hundred soldiers will march through the streets of York today. It's to welcome them back from Afghanistan. They've been working in Helman Province and Kabul.

The parade begins at 1.00 pm when soldiers from the 2nd Signal Regiment will form up in Duncombe Place, York before marching through the city accompanied by the Royal Corps of Signals Band.

The parade will march along Duncombe Place, Blake Street, Parliament Street, High Ousegate, Spurrier Gate, Coney Street and past the Mansion House where the military and civic dignitaries will then take the salute as the troops march past.


Sister to skydive in brother's memory

Gemma Frampton with her brother Private Anton Frampton who was killed in Afghanistan Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The sister of Private Anton Frampton, who was killed in Afghanistan, is to do a fundraising skydive on what would have been his 22nd birthday. Gemma Frampton will take the plunge in June.

Private Anton Frampton was one of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan last year Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Soldiers awarded medals after Afghanistan tour of duty

Nearly 400 soldiers have been awarded medals following a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Many were handed out by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. The troops, from 1 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, had been in Helmand Province, as the handover of power to the Afghan National Police continues.

The presentation was at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.


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More pictures from the Lincoln anti-drones protest

Protesters before the march began at South Park in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

Around 400 people have marched from link to RAF Waddington against a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.

The drones, which were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, are used to support ground troops in Afghanistan.

Marchers arrived from Peterborough Credit: ITV News Central
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Hundreds start drone protest march to RAF Waddington

Crowds of peace campaigners gather in Lincoln for start of anti-drone protest march Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.

Protesters preparing their banners before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.

Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.

Banners are laid out at South Park in Lincoln before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.

It's expected to take the protesters two hours to walk the four mile route from Lincoln to RAF WAddington. Credit: ITV Central
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