Gloucestershire-based troops delayed by winter weather

Bad weather delayed the Gloucestershire homecoming of soldiers who were on duty in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Troops were due to arrive at South Cerney barracks early on Thursday but were held back as flights into RAF Brize Norton were affected by snow.

The soldiers, from the Army's 29th Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, had been serving in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

One returning soldier said conditions were also "freezing" in Afghanistan.

The troops finally returned to their waiting families at South Cerney about three-and-a-half hours later than scheduled, just before 1030 GMT.

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