It may be farthest West London and echo to the sound of the Heathrow jets overhead but this morning Hounslow became a corner of Wales as the borough welcomed back its home regiment, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
Hundreds lined the streets to applaud as 350 soldiers, led by a 60 piece regimental band, marched through the High Street.
The regiment, which is based in Hounslow, has just returned from a seven month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
For many, it was a day of mixed emotions as the Regiment lost five soldiers in this latest deployment.
They were remembered as the regiment gathered at Hounslow's Lampton Park for a brief ceremony in which the Last Post was followed by a minute's silence in tribute to the fallen.
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Camden Council is evacuating four tower blocks in the Chalcots estate in north London, to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place.
Scotland Yard said it was taking action under public order laws over the marches "due to concerns of serious public disorder".
The Football Association says it is hoped that the match will raise around £1.25million for the victims.