RAF Marham squadron returns from Afghanistan
- 21 November 2012
- From the section Norfolk
More than 100 military personnel have returned to RAF Marham in Norfolk after completing a four-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Station commander Gp Capt David Cooper said he was "extremely proud".
He added: "They've had a very hard four months, but to see them come back to Marham is a very proud moment for me."
The deployment, which began in July, followed a six-month operation over Libya last year.
On arriving back in Norfolk on Tuesday, Flt Lt Nick Gogley said the 136-strong squadron "had both an enjoyable and successful detachment".
Wing Cdr Nick Tucker-Lowe added: "We've conducted hundreds of missions supporting UK troops, our coalition partners and Afghans alike.
"There's a real feeling of teamwork there and that's a feeling I think is expanding across Afghanistan in many, many, respects."
Sgt Chris Everett was greeted by his six-year-old son Kieran wearing his own number one uniform.
"It's great to see everyone again, I'm well excited - it's so good to be back with the family again," he said.
The air and ground crews of Marham's number IX Squadron now take over as part of the multi-national force in Kandahar.