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The last man out of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment arrived home on British soil, returning to RAF Brize Norton on Thursday evening.
His troops manned watchtowers on the camp perimeter until the last possible moment, handing over each tower to Afghan security forces in a well-rehearsed and seamless transition, before boarding a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter to Kandahar, from where they were flown home.
7 Force Protection Wing based at RAF Coningsby are made up of RAF Regiment and RAF Police personnel from 15 Sqn, RAF Honington and 34 Sqn, RAF Leeming.
The Royal Air Force Regiment are the dedicated infantry for the RAF.
A 23-year-old soldier from Leicestershire who lost both legs in a bombing in Afghanistan has had his home burgled while he was away at a military rehabilitation centre.
Chris Middleton's flat in Syston was ransacked as he was learning to walk on new prosthetic legs.
He says it is another setback he did not need.
The 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will hold a ceremonial parade today to present soldiers with medals for their recent service in Afghanistan.
The Battalion, which recruits from the East Midlands, deployed for one of the final tours of Helmand Province in September last year.
The parade is being held at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Leicester today as a mark of respect for Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, an RAF officer who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last month.
A funeral cortege passed the Golden Mile where many businesses closed for the morning. A service with full military honours was held in Loughborough.
Rajiv Popat reports.
The father of Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan has paid tribute to his son, who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last month.
Kishor Chauhan described his son as a great advisor to him and spoke of his son's love for the RAF.
He has been speaking to our reporter Rajiv Popat.
The people of Leicester have been paying their respects to an RAF officer who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last month.
Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, who was 29, was one of five service personnel killed in the crash in Kandahar Province.
Leicester's Golden Mile came to a standstill today as a mark of respect for the officer.
Hundreds of people have joined in a procession along the Golden Mile in Leicester to pay their respects to a RAF officer who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan was one of five servicemen killed last month.
The procession travelled up the Belgrave Road, where Flight Lieutenant Chauhan's father Kishor runs his business. The cortege stopped briefly outside the 61-year-old's shop, before heading to Loughborough Crematorium.
The father of Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan has paid an emotional tribute to his son, who died in a helicopter crash in Birmingham last month.
Speaking ahead of today's funeral in Leicester, Kishor Chauhan described Rakesh as a great advisor to him, and that he'd do anything to have his son back.
The father of Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, who was killed last month in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, has outlined the details of today's funeral procession through Leicestershire.
The cortege will set off from Leicester at 11:00am and first travel to Belgrave Road where 61-year-old Kishor Chauhan has a shop. Businesses are expected to close and the cortege will briefly stop, then move on to Loughborough Crematorium. A fly past will also take place after the funeral service.