'Humbled': The regiment's commanding officer said the huge turn-out in York was 'testament to the character of the British people'
'A Show Of Solidarity And Strength Against Abhorrent Acts': Troops March Through The Streets In Full Uniform As Thousands Welcome Them Home From Afghanistan
* More than 300 soldiers from the 2 Signal Regiment were cheered as they marched through York city centre
* Thousands lined streets in show of support two days after the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich
* 'Humbled' commanding officer described huge turn-out in York as 'testament to the character of the British people'
* Lancashire town brought to a standstill by funeral of Fusilier Samuel Flint, 21, who was killed in Afghanistan
Thousands of people lined the streets of York to welcome troops home from Afghanistan in a 'humbling' display, days after soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in the street in Woolwich.
The death of Drummer Rigby, 25, who was hacked to death by alleged Islamist extremists on Wednesday, left the nation appalled, and the community in York appeared determined to show its support for the armed forces as 2 Signal Regiment marched through the city yesterday.
The regiment's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin said the massive turnout at the parade was 'testament to the character of the British people'.
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My Comment: A testament to the character of the British people.