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Mercian soldiers start a series of farewell marches

A Midlands Battalion has begun a series of farewell parades.

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, the Mercians, have recently returned from Afghanistan.

It is being disbanded as part of Ministry of Defence cuts and will merge with the remaining two battalions in the 2,500-strong Mercian regiment.

BBC Midlands Today's Lindsay Doyle was in Stafford to see about 250 servicemen take part in a march through the town.

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