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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.

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Thousands turn out to welcome home Marines

Thousands of people have turned out in Taunton to welcome home the Royal Marines of 40 Commando from Afghanistan.

700 Marines paraded through the town's streets which were lined with huge crowds.

The troops were among the very first deployed to the country nearly 12 years ago. Now, after four tours they are among the last to return.

Bob Cruwys reports:

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