Servicemen and women from North Yorkshire's Catterick Garrison have paraded through London after their latest six-month tour of Afghanistan.
The soldiers have spent the time helping the Afghan National Security Forces take on the responsibility for Helmand province.
They were thanked for their work at a special parliamentary reception in London today.
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