Soldiers return in time for festive season

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Dozens of soldiers have been greeted by family and friends as they returned from Afghanistan in time for Christmas.

The troops from Burma Company of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (1 LANCS) are the first batch of personnel to return from Helmand Province as part of the Government’s decision to reduce the British commitment in Afghanistan by 500 soldiers.

They arrived at their base at a freezing Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire, recently.


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