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A homecoming parade for soldiers returning from their latest tour in Afghanistan has taken place in Rutland.
Soldiers of 32 (Minden) Battery, 16th Regiment Royal Artillery marched through the streets of Oakham lined with well-wishers welcoming them home.
They were accompanied by the Band of the Gurkhas.
The march ended in Oakham Castle where the Op Herrick Campaign medals were presented to the soldiers.
"The people of Rutland particularly have really taken us to their hearts and it's nice to be giving them a bit of a show today, so they have something to come out and cheer for."
- Lionel Robinson, 16th Regiment Royal Artillery
"It's good to see the people come out and support us, it gives us a good feeling inside that we're actually doing a worthy cause and that the community are behind us."
- James Philips, 16th Regiment Royal Artillery
A homecoming parade for soldiers returning from their latest tour in Afghanistan is underway in Rutland.
They are marching along Station Road and Melton Road onto the High Street continuing to Oakham Castle where the soldiers will be awarded their Op Herrick Campaign medals.