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The final group of Royal Marines from 40 Commando based near Taunton are spending the weekend with their families. Alpha Company flew back to Britain yesterday after completing a 6 month tour of duty.
The last Royal Marines from Taunton-based 40 Commando have returned home from Afghanistan this evening. A homecoming march will take place in Taunton next Thursday.
The last Royal Marines from Somerset-based 40 Commando are returning home from Afghanistan to Norton Manor camp in Taunton, marking the end of a decade of operations in the country.
22-year-old John Thornton was just a few weeks away from the end of his tour with 40 Commando five years ago when he was killed.
His diaries have just been published - alongside those of his older brother - who is still in the armed forces.
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.