It was an emotional time for families as soldiers returned home from Afghanistan three months early.
Alison Cameron from St. Boswells was reunited with her son Neil, who's made it home for Christmas and his 21st birthday.
"I'm absolutely thrilled, i've just burst into tears. I'm so pleased to see him and so proud of him. His brothers will just love having him home for Christmas"
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