Royal Marines welcomed home from Afghanistan

The Duke of Edinburgh will present medals to Royal Marines from 40 Commando in Taunton later. A homecoming parade will also take place on the High Street to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Royal Marines rehearsing for today's homecoming parade at Norton Manor Camp Credit: ITV News West Country

It will be a chance to remember the 18 Royal Marines who lost their lives during the decade-long conflict.

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40 Commando homecoming

Hundreds of Royal Marines from 40 Commando, based near Taunton, are parading through the town this morning to mark their return from Afghanistan.