Sixteen families lost loved ones serving with 40 Commando in Afghanistan. But the unit was by no means the only one to be affected by the conflict.
Families from across our region lost sons, brothers and fathers, who were serving in military units based across the South West.
Ahead of today's parade our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland spoke to Judy Gaden, the mother of Corporal Tom Gaden, who was killed in Afghanistan four years ago:
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Showers fizzling out generally across the South West and cloud breaking up to allow sunny spells, a calmer day and warmer temperatures.
It's a dry start to the day but cloudy with light showers later. Overall calmer, with gentler winds helping to boost temperatures slightly.