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Heroes welcome: Troops from the Yorkshire Regiments Third Battalion at Bramall Lane.

Heroes welcome: Troops from the Yorkshire Regiments Third Battalion at Bramall Lane.

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SOLDIERS were given a heroes’ welcome by fans when they were guests of honour at Sheffield United’s match against Hartlepool.

Troops from the Yorkshire Regiment’s Third Battalion who have just completed a tour of Afghanistan, their wives and children, plus families of 10 colleagues killed in the war zone were VIP guests at the Bramall Lane.

Senior blades member  Frank Yates presentation to the yorkshire regiment's Stewart Kitridge(L)  & LT Tom Burnham
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Senior blades member Frank Yates presentation to the yorkshire regiment's Stewart Kitridge(L) & LT Tom Burnham � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

A group of 10 soldiers brought a wreath out on to the pitch and there was a minute’s silence in memory of those who died before the game, which also marked the Blades’ 150th anniversary.

 

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