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Light Dragoons return home today

PUBLISHED: 00:06 04 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:27 07 July 2010

Soldiers from the Light Dragoons will be returning home to their families from war town Afghanistan today.

They have faced their bloodiest tour of duty in 13 years, with six men based at the Dragoons' barracks in Swanton Morley been killed in action.

Soldiers from the Light Dragoons will be returning home to their families from war town Afghanistan today.

They have faced their bloodiest tour of duty in 13 years, with six men based at the Dragoons' barracks in Swanton Morley been killed in action.

Taliban attacks and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the worn torn Helmand province of the country have taken their toll.

Nearly all of the approximately 350 troops from the Light Dragoons deployed to Afghanistan in early April will have arrived back home by the end of this week.

Some are already home having gone out earlier than the main deployment. About 80 will return to jubilant wives and children today via Stansted. A further 80 will return on Saturday.

Last week their young children, excited about the return of their daddies, and their wives were preparing to give them a very welcome home.

To read more about the soldiers home coming and see pictures read next week's Dereham Times.


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