Marines back from Afghanistan

More than 50 Royal Marines will return to Taunton today after completing their final tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Full report: Royal Marines return home

More than 50 Royal Marines will return home later tonight after completing their final tour of duty in Afghanistan. The troops from 40 Commando, will be welcomed back to their base at Norton Fitzwarren in Taunton by friends and family.

The remaining members of the Unit are due back later this month- the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says it's the right time to withdraw. Our defence correspondent John Andrews looks back on the role the Royal Marines have played.

Marines return home from Afghanistan

More than 50 Royal Marines will return to Taunton today after completing their final tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The troops from 40 Commando, will be welcomed back to their base at Norton Fitzwarren by friends and family tonight.

The final members of the unit will return later this month. The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, said one of the biggest problems they faced out there was boredom:

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Troops from 40 Commando return to Taunton

The troops will return to their base Norton Fitzwarren Credit: ITV News West Country

Over 50 Royal Marines will return to Taunton today after completing their final tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The troops from 40 Commando, will be welcomed back to their base at Norton Fitzwarren by friends and family this afternoon. The final members of the Commando will return later this month.