A Royal Marine from Bath who serves in Taunton has been honoured for his bravery and skill while fighting in Afghanistan. Marine Tom Harrison from 40 Commando was among more than 100 members of the armed forces to be singled out for going above and beyond their role.
David Wood reports from the ceremony at the Tower of London.
About 80 Royal Marines from Alpha Company are due to land at RAF Brize Norton at about 2pm. They'll then be transported to Norton Manor Camp near Taunton by coach, greeting friends and family at around 6pm.
The last Royal Marines from Taunton-based 40 Commando are returning home from Afghanistan this evening. About 80 marines from Alpha Company are due back at Norton Manor camp, marking the end of a decade of operations in the country.
A homecoming march will take place in Taunton on Thursday, May 2nd.
It's the Christmas tradition that many parents look forward to but not everyone will be able to see their child's school nativity in person.
For the Royal Marines serving with 40 Commando, spending Christmas away from home isn't easy, so their families have come up with a way to send a little bit of Christmas to Afghanistan. A DVD of their children's nativity play will be sent to Afghanistan.