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Thousands cheer soldier from Light Dragoons

Soldiers from our region were among those from the Light Dragoons, who have been granted the Freedom of the Town of Dereham in Norfolk.

The regiment, based at the Robertson Barracks in Swanton Morley, has recently returned from a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Thousands of people packed the streets to salute the soldiers - including Sgt Tony Richardson from Skelton near Middlesbrough, Cpl Alan Fernandez from Sunderland and Sgt Barry Taaffe from Durham.