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Light Dragoons return home from Afghanistan

Light Dragoons return home from Afghanistan Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 40 soldiers will return to the Robertson Barracks at Swanton Morley near Dereham in Norfolk to be reunited with their wives and girlfriends. It follows their deployment as part of 12th Mechanized Brigade in Helmand Province.

It was the Regiment's fourth tour of Afghanistan, having deployed previously in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Sgt Lee Davidson was killed in action on the 9th September when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj district. He was described as a simply superb soldier and a wonderful man.

Sgt Lee Davidson Credit: MoD

The Light Dragoons undertook a number a different roles in Afghanistan including route security for convoys and delivering training and support to the Afghan National Police Force.

Robertson Barracks in Swanton Morley Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The last deployment of 45 soldiers from the Regiment will return home on Sunday 4th November.