Around 100 soldiers from the 1st Royal Tank Regiment, many of them from Merseyside, will march through Liverpool this weekend to mark their return from service in Afghanistan.
The event is an opportunity for soldiers of the regiment's G Squadron to thank the people of Merseyside for their continuing support, particularly during their recent operations in Afghanistan.
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