March honours Derbyshire guardsman Daniel Blinco

Daniel Blinco The march honoured Guardsman Daniel Blinco who died in South Armagh in 1993

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A British infantry regiment has marched through a Derbyshire village to honour a soldier killed in Northern Ireland almost 20 years ago.

Daniel Blinco, 22, died in a sniper attack during a patrol in South Armagh in December 1993.

The Grenadier Guards marched in Melbourne to mark his death on the day before Remembrance Sunday.

A bench at Melbourne Hall was also rededicated to him as part of the ceremony.

Grenadier Guards march in Melbourne The march took place before the bench was rededicated at Melbourne Hall

Joanna Swain, Guardsman Blinco's sister, said: "It is absolutely wonderful that Daniel has not been forgotten - it is beyond belief, to be honest."

She said the original bench would be taken back to her home and placed in her garden.

His mother Nina Blinco said: "We are overwhelmed - it is a wonderful thing that the people of Melbourne have turned out.

"Daniel would have loved every minute of it."

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