Trooper Ian Baird is welcomed home by his mother
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Life with the Lancers: Home at last

Between December 2009 and 2010, BBC News followed the progress of four soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers from basic training to deployment in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Filmed by the soldiers themselves and army camera crews, as well as by the BBC, the footage captured everything from the shock of coming under fire to coping with harsh conditions.

In this video, the soldiers arrive home at the end of their six month deployment and are reunited with family and friends.

  • 16 Dec 2010