Returning soldiers honoured after Afghanistan tour of duty

Soldiers receive medals
Soldiers receive their service medals Photo: ITV News

North East-based soldiers just back from Afghanistan have been honoured for their efforts. 72 officers and soldiers from 176 Battery of the Royal Artillery paraded in front of their friends and families at Albemarle Barracks near Newcastle while a number of them received their operational service medals. They've been providing precision fire support in Helmand Province since March 2012.