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Royal Lancers parade through Derby

The 9th/12th Royal Lancers march through Derby city centre
Image caption Hundreds of people lined the streets to witness the parade

The 9th/12th Royal Lancers have marched through Derby after returning home from Afghanistan.

A thanksgiving service was held at the city's cathedral for the regiment before the parade through the city centre at 11:45 GMT on Saturday.

Hundreds of people lined the streets as the soldiers marched from St Mary's Gate to the Market Place.

The regiment has been fighting alongside the Afghan National Army during a six-month tour.

L/Cpl Robert Julian, from the regiment, said before the parade: "As soon as you hear that crowd and they start clapping you, you're walking down the street and they are screaming out that they are proud of you, 'welcome home boys', it is a phenomenal feeling.

"I just can't put into words what it's like.

"We're not allowed to turn our heads or anything but if you do see people that you know it is awesome and you stand 10ft taller."

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