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Troops come home

Troops who have been serving in Afghanistan are returning to Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire today. It follows a pledge by their Commander before deploying in October to send 500 soldiers by the end of the year.

More than 70 soldiers from Burma Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, are members of the Catterick-based 4 Mechanized Brigade, which took over as Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan in mid-October for the six-month long Operation Herrick 17.

hey are the first troops to come back and the rest will follow from different regiments in the coming weeks.