Army Reservists, who can trace the history of their unit back to the First World War, have been marching through the streets of Darlington as they exercise the Freedom of the Borough.
Six young people from Redcar, who are not in education or employment, have been working with the Territorial Army on a course.
They have been building buggies with members of 102 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and picked up valuable skills along the way.
To celebrate the end of the course, they took the buggies for a spin at Teesside Karting in Middlesbrough.
50 Territorial Army medics return home today after a tour in Afghanistan, running the world's busiest trauma hospital.
They will be back at their headquarters in Fenham Barracks, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, later today and will be met by family and friends.
Over the last three months they have treated over 1000 injured soldiers and civilians at the British military hospital in Camp Bastion.