Troops make emotional return home

Soldiers from the North East have made an emotional return home after a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Troops from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards, part of 4 Mechanized Brigade, arrive back at base in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire today.

The service-men and women have been helping with handover of control from British forces to the Afghan national police.

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Soldiers back in North East

North East soldiers who have been stationed out in Afghanistan on active duty are due to return home today.