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Troops from the Yorkshire Regiment return from Afghanistan


6:23am 4th September 2012

Troops from the Yorkshire Regiment will return from duty in Afghanistan later.

The Corunna Company - of the third batallion - lost six soldiers in an explosion in Lashkar Gah back in March.

They'll be greeted by relatives at their base in Warminster.

Army Statement:

Soldiers from Corunna Company, The 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (3 YORKS), are due to return to Warminster on Tuesday 4th Sept 2012, after their deployment as part of 12th Mechanized Brigade (12 Mech Bde) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick 16. Corunna Company was the Armoured Infantry Company (with Warrior armoured vehicles) working with the King’s Royal Hussars Battlegroup.

98 members of Corunna Company will be welcomed home. There will be an opportunity to speak to waiting families beforehand and some of the soldiers when they have arrived back. 

During the tour the company lost six soldiers in an explosion. Sergeant Nigel Coupe, from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, and Corporal Jake Hartley, Private Anthony Frampton, Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford, all from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, were killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Lashkar Gah Durai region on Tuesday, 6 March 2012.


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