Duke in York for Minster military service

FIVE hundred soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan will march through York to a service at the Minster tomorrow.

The Duke of York will attend the Thanksgiving service which takes place following the parade of the soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (3 YORKS), from Tower Street to Duncombe Place for an inspection and salute in front of guests, families and onlookers.

The soldiers have returned from a six-month tour of duty on Operation HERRICK 16, providing support to 12 Mechanized Brigade in Helmand Province. Sadly, ten of their number were killed on operations and their families have been invited to the parade and service.

The parade, led by the band of the King’s Division, begins at 12.40 pm from Tower Street, passing along Coney Street to arrive in Duncombe Place at 1pm.

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11:31am Tue 4 Dec 12

YSTClinguist says...

Thanks to the Press for telling everyone about an event BEFORE it happens.

Sods law I've got one of those "afternoon appointment" heating engineer appointments (watch the guy turn up at 1650hrs and say he doesn't have the parts.......)

To anyone else that is free, turn up and support our lads, their spirits will be lifted no end.
Thanks to the Press for telling everyone about an event BEFORE it happens. Sods law I've got one of those "afternoon appointment" heating engineer appointments (watch the guy turn up at 1650hrs and say he doesn't have the parts.......) To anyone else that is free, turn up and support our lads, their spirits will be lifted no end. YSTClinguist
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5:48pm Tue 4 Dec 12

muckybutt says...

About time Press readers were told in advance about march throughs by our lads n lasses, thanks

As look would have it I am in York tomorrow and shall have a great view of the precession down Tower street and Coney st.
About time Press readers were told in advance about march throughs by our lads n lasses, thanks As look would have it I am in York tomorrow and shall have a great view of the precession down Tower street and Coney st. muckybutt
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