Full report: 40 Commando welcomed home to Taunton

Thousands of people lined the streets of Taunton today, as 700 Royal Marines marched through the town to officially mark the end of their time in Afghanistan.

The Marines from 40 Commando were the very first to be deployed to the country twelve years ago.

This year, after four tours of duty, they're among the last to return.

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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.