Thousands line streets for Queen's Royal Lancers

Thousands of people lined the streets of Nottingham today to welcome home troops from the Queen's Royal Lancers Photo:

Thousands of people lined the streets of Nottingham today to welcome home troops from the Queen's Royal Lancers. The regiment recently returned from Afghanistan where they spent six months conducting reconnaisance missions and training the Afghan army and police.

There were cheers as around 200 soldiers marched through the city.

There were cheers as around 200 soldiers marched through the city

A proud day for a proud regiment. As troops from the Queen's Royal Lancers set off on their homecoming parade.

On the streets of Nottingham thousands turned out from their homes and places of work to cheer them on.

Soldiers were reunited with their loved ones

It was only last month the regiment which recruits from Nottinghamshire returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan where they helped train the Afghan army and police. While serving in Helmand province they also recovered substantial amounts of enemy weapons, explosives and drugs. Waiting to welcome them home today, loved ones pleased to see them back safe and well.

"For six months it was just kind of shaky hands all the way but you know when we heard he was coming home and it was the countdown, just fantastic to see him walk off the plane and back into our lives again."

– Soldier's relative
Over the years the regiment has served in numerous warzones including Iraq and Bosnia

Over the years the regiment has served in numerous warzones including Iraq and Bosnia. Their motto is 'Death or Glory' and today it was most definitely the latter as two hundred Queen's Royal Lancers marched into Nottingham's Market Square.

In two weeks time Nottingham is hosting the national Armed Forces Day where once again, it's expected the city will show its support to those willing to risk their lives in the service of their country.