They've seen frontline action in Afghanistan but today all that was behind them.
Three hundred troops of the Kings Royal Hussars have been given a warm welcome home by their families, civic and military dignitaries at a ceremony in Winchester.
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Samson the miniature steam train has re-entered service, on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Kent's mainline in miniature.
Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot won the men's and women's races respectively, in a scorching hot London Marathon.
The ABP Southampton Marathon is the city's biggest running event, attracting 10,000 runners - and walkers - and thousands of spectators.