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Welcome for 29 Commando in Plymouth

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
Image caption Troops will be parading in Plymouth on 11 November

Family and friends have welcomed commandos back to their Plymouth base after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery left the Citadel for Helmand Province in March.

One of their tasks has been patrolling with Afghan police using skills picked up while on patrol with police in Plymouth.

Maj Phil Oxley said: "It's very satisfying having everyone back safe."

He said the regiment was "very excited" about parading through Plymouth on 11 November.

Members of the regiment have served alongside Plymouth's 42 Commando, co-ordinated air support from fast jets and Apache attack helicopters and taken part in joint operations with the Afghan National Army.

They have also mentored Afghan police using experience from patrols in Plymouth with Devon and Cornwall Police.

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