North East soldiers welcomed home

People are expected to line the streets in Newcastle to welcome home The Light Dragoons, 'England's Northern Cavalry', as they march through the streets to mark their return from Afghanistan.

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The streets were lined to welcome The Light Dragoons, on their return from Afghanistan.

The Dragoons - nicknamed England's Northern Cavalry - paraded through the city after being received by the Lord Mayor.

320 soldiers from the regiment were deployed in March.

One member of the regiment was killed in action in September- the Lord Mayor said she wanted to thank all of them for their hard work and dedication.

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