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Current and past Territorial Army (TA) soldiers are expected at St Paul's Cathedral in London later to mark the centenary of the reserve force.

British Army Chief of the General Staff Sir Richard Dannatt will lead a tribute and take the salute at the event.

Following the service, 900 Territorials and TA veterans from across the UK will parade through the capital in uniform.

Among them will be some of the 15,000 TA soldiers recently returned from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Regimental goat

About 2,000 people are expected at the service.

A TA spokeswoman said: "The TA is an integral part of the British Army, representing a quarter of its total manpower.

"Its members, both male and female, train as soldiers in their own time - many holding down full-time civilian jobs."

The parade will be led by the Territorial Band of the Royal Welsh with their mascot - Shenkin, the regimental goat.

The parade's final destination will be a reception at London's Guildhall.

Published: 2008/05/15 02:23:57 GMT

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