31 Oct '12, 12pm

Final group of 3 YORKS soldiers returns from Afghanistan

To mark their return to Warminster yesterday evening, the youngest soldier amongst them, Lance Corporal Dale Leadbetter, who was on his first operational tour, extinguished the flame of a candle that had been kept lit outside the entrance to Battlesbury Barracks ever since the first of the battalion's companies deployed back in February. 53 members of the battalion were welcomed home to Battlesbury Barracks by waiting family, friends and colleagues from 3 YORKS. The Commanding Officer of 3 YORKS, Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, said: "It has been a privilege to lead the battle group for the last six months in Afghanistan. The candle has been lit for nine long months and this event marks the return of the final elements of the battalion to the UK. "I am extremely proud of the soldiers and officers of 3 YORKS and all they have achieved in Afghanistan; the courage, dedicatio...

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