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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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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.

ROAD CLOSURES: Homecoming parade in Taunton

A parade to welcome home 40 Commando Royal Marines will take place in Taunton tomorrow and will be attended by thousands of people.

Road closures and diversions will be in place from 7.30 am so do leave time for your journey.

Buses and taxis will be using temporary stops while cyclists should find alternative places to lock their bikes. There's more information here.

Last Royal Marines due home from Aghanistan

The return marks an end to a decade of operations in Afghanistan Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Around 80 marines will return to their base at Norton Manor Camp Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A homecoming march will take place in Taunton on Thursday, May 2nd.

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Last Royal Marines due home from Aghanistan

The return marks an end to a decade of operations in Afghanistan Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Around 80 marines will return to their base at Norton Manor Camp Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A homecoming march will take place in Taunton on Thursday, May 2nd.

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