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Troops from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are tonight on their way to Iraq in support of the continued fight against the so called Islamic State.

The soldiers will spend six months training Iraqi and Kurdish security forces.

In total, a fighting force of 150 from the regiment will be deployed in Iraq, and Paul Crone was at Weeton Barracks near Blackpool to see the first batch of troops leave.


Street in Wigan named after fallen soldier

Kingsman Jamie Hancock Credit: Ministry of Defence

A fallen soldier from Wigan will have a road named in his honour today.

Kingsman Jamie Hancock died in Iraq in 2006, aged just 19.

"Hancock Close" will carry a memorial stone, describing him as a "lion of England".

Jamie's brother, Sergeant Joe Hancock, said: "The opening of Hancock Close symbolises support and recognition to our brave service men and women, who dedicate their lives in support of our great nation and way of life."