Homecoming Parade

Three hundred soldiers from the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment will parade through Nottingham, Derby and Worcester. To mark their return from their latest tour in Afghanistan.

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Worcester homecoming parade

More than 250 soldiers will march through Worcester city centre today. Pictures 2009. Credit: ITV Central

More than 250 soldiers will march through Worcester city centre today.

Hundreds of people are expected to support members of The Queen's Royal Hussars and the Grenadier Guards when they parade through streets later.

Marching bands will parade through the streets of Worcester today. Pictures 2009. Credit: ITV Central

The soldiers march will include marching bands and followed by an official reception at the guildhall and a public event at Worcester Racecourse where a charity race in aid of Help For Heroes will take place.

The homecoming parade comes ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

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Soldiers march in homecoming parade

The route will see the soldiers march from St Mary's Church Credit: ITV Central
The march will continue onto Long Row onto Smithy Row and into Slab Square Credit: ITV Central
Three hundred soldiers from Nottingham are taking part in the parade Credit: ITV Central

Three hundred soldiers from the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment marching through Nottingham City Centre.

The parade marks their return from their latest tour in Afghanistan.

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