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Blue skies in Bath as soldiers are welcomed home

Crowds line the streets as soldiers from 21st Signal Regt, based in Colerne, march through Bath Photo: Cpl Si Longworth RLC/Crown Copyright

More than 200 soldiers from 21st Signal Regiment, based at Colerne, Wiltshire, marked their homecoming from Afghanistan with a thanksgiving service and parade through Bath.

Crowds lined the streets in appreciation of the soldiers, who were involved in communications in the war-torn country and were also working to support the reduction of the West's military presence in Helmand.

After today, the troops will be taking some well-earned leave.

Here are some photos from today's home-coming:

Hundreds of people came out to welcome the soldiers home Credit: Cpl Si Longworth RLC/Crown Copyright
A quiet moment outside Bath Abbey, where a thanksgiving service took place Credit: Cpl Si Longworth RLC/Crown Copyright
200 soldiers march down Milsom Street in Bath to celebrate their return from Afghanistan Credit: Cpl Si Longworth RLC/Crown Copyright
A medal presentation ceremony was held at Azimghur Barracks, Colerne. Those deployed for the first time were awarded their campaign medals Credit: Cpl Si Longworth RLC/Crown Copyright