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Families joy as Royal Anglian's return from Afghanistan

An excited daughter greets her Dad on his return from Afghanistan Photo: ITV News Anglia

Troops from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment were reunited with their families as they returned to the UK from Afghanistan today.

They have been based in Kabul on a six month deployment. It's part of Operation TORAL, a NATO mission to provide support and advice to the Afghan government. Unlike previous operations in Helmand, the mission is not about direct combat, but providing security and training.

Although there was joy for soldiers meeting up with children and relatives their fallen comrades from earlier in the conflict were not forgotten.

Click below to see Elodie Harper's report