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Royal Marines welcomed home from Afghanistan

The Duke of Edinburgh will present medals to Royal Marines from 40 Commando in Taunton later. A homecoming parade will also take place on the High Street to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Royal Marines rehearsing for today's homecoming parade at Norton Manor Camp Credit: ITV News West Country

It will be a chance to remember the 18 Royal Marines who lost their lives during the decade-long conflict.

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Royal Marines welcomed home from Afghanistan

The Duke of Edinburgh will present medals to Royal Marines from 40 Commando in Taunton later. A homecoming parade will also take place on the High Street to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Royal Marines rehearsing for today's homecoming parade at Norton Manor Camp Credit: ITV News West Country

It will be a chance to remember the 18 Royal Marines who lost their lives during the decade-long conflict.

Last Royal Marines due home from Aghanistan

The return marks an end to a decade of operations in Afghanistan Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The last Royal Marines from Taunton-based 40 Commando are returning home from Afghanistan this evening. About 80 marines from Alpha Company are due back at Norton Manor camp, marking the end of a decade of operations in the country.

Around 80 marines will return to their base at Norton Manor Camp Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A homecoming march will take place in Taunton on Thursday, May 2nd.

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Last Royal Marines due home from Aghanistan

The return marks an end to a decade of operations in Afghanistan Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The last Royal Marines from Taunton-based 40 Commando are returning home from Afghanistan this evening. About 80 marines from Alpha Company are due back at Norton Manor camp, marking the end of a decade of operations in the country.

Around 80 marines will return to their base at Norton Manor Camp Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A homecoming march will take place in Taunton on Thursday, May 2nd.

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