The Duchess of Cornwall has spent the afternoon in Wiltshire, officially welcoming home soldiers of The 4th Battalion The Rifles.

I am enormously proud to be in Bulford today to present you with your campaign medals. HERRICK 18 presented the Battalion with a new set of complex, sensitive and dangerous challenges, which you met with your characteristic professionalism, determination and unique 4 RIFLES’ spirit. I am so grateful that you have all returned to share in the success of your tour.

The Bulford-based troops spent six months serving in Afghanistan.

Camilla, who is Colonel in Chief of the regiment, was there to present them with service medals.

Bob Cruwys reports