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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