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Top: The procession enters Salisbury Cathedral; send row: Soldiers bow their heads during a prayer; 3rd row left: Brigadier Rupert Jones, Commander 1 Mechanized Brigade, delivers a reading during the memorial service at Salisbury Cathedral; right: Soldiers follow the service in their programmes and Bottom: The Bugle Major from 4th Battalion The Rifles bows his head in prayer [Pictures: Corporal Si Longworth RLC, Crown copyright]
 
1 Mechanized Brigade held a Thanksgiving & Memorial Service at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire today to marked their return from Afghanistan and to commemorate the personnel who lost their lives in Helmand and the UK.
 
More than 6,000 personnel from the Brigade deployed on Operation Herrick 18 from April to October 2013 as Task Force Helmand, the first and last deployment that the Brigade will undertake.