Queen's Royal Lancers march through Nottingham

About 200 soldiers marched through Nottingham city centre

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Two hundred soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers have marched through Nottingham to mark their return from a seven-month tour of Afghanistan.

A service of remembrance and thanksgiving was held at St Mary's Church in the Lace Market before the march to the Old Market Square.

The soldiers, half of whom are from Nottinghamshire, also attended a civic reception at the Council House.

The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band accompanied the march through the city.

Commanding Officer Lt Col Martin Todd said: "I hope the people of Nottinghamshire will put aside half an hour to line the streets... to show their support to soldiers from their city.

"It has been a testing year for both the soldiers and their families. We are extremely grateful for all the support that the local community has shown over this period and very much appreciate Nottingham City Council marking our return with this event."

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