Soldiers parade in Grantham

Cyprus Credit: Press Association

More than a hundred soldiers are marching through Grantham to mark their return home from a mission in Cyprus.

150 soldiers from 168 Pioneer Regiment RLC have been involved in Operation TOSCA, part of the UK's contribution to the United Nations' Peacekeeping missing in Cyprus. It is one of the longest running operational commitments and has involved keeping the peace along the "Buffer Zone" that separates the Turkish Forces in the North of the Island and the Greek Cypriot Forces in the South.

Around 300 soldiers, including 46 from 168 Pioneer Regiment RLC, were based in the capital, Nicosia, from October 2011 to March 2012. The 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC battlegroup was responsible for a 33km long section of the Buffer running through the centre of the city. Patrols were carried out by vehicle, on foot and mountain bike to talk to local people.