SOLDIERS from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment parade through the streets of Bradford, after recently completing a successful tour of Afghanistan.
Many Huddersfield area families have members in the regiment.
Six soldiers were killed, including three young members of the 3rd BattalionYorkshire Regiment from the Huddersfield area, in the deadliest single attack on British forces in Afghanistan since 2001. They died when improvised explosive device detonated in Lashkar Gah on March 6.
They were Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill, Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley and Pte Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood.
One battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment is to disappear under sweeping Army cuts.
But it is not the new unit bearing the Duke of Wellington’s name, which has historic links with Huddersfield.
Instead, the axe will fall on the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).
The Army is to lose 17 major units in the biggest overhaul of the service for decades, it has been announced.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, said the changes, which would be completed over the next decade, were needed to create a “balanced, capable and adaptable force” for the future.