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.
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