Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment
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Farewell parade for 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

More than 400 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, have been taking part in a farewell parade in Wiltshire.

The unit, which is departing for a nine-month tour in Afghanistan, marched through Warminster before a service in the Minster Church.

The parade comes 10 days after six of their comrades were killed in in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

The BBC's Robert Hall reports.

  • 16 Mar 2012
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