As 40 Commando's final homecoming from Afghanistan brings to an end 12 years of involvement in the troubled country - there'll be mixed feelings about what happened during those years.
Defence Correspondent John Andrews reports on what they achieved in that time and the price they paid:
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A mix of some showery outbreaks of rain and brighter spells in the west feeling cooler than Wednesday.
Showery outbreaks of rain will become more widespread through today, with heavy and locally thundery downpours possible.