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Nottingham crowds welcome soldiers as they parade through city

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Media captionThe regiment was granted the freedom of Nottingham in 1970

Crowds lined the streets of Nottingham as they welcomed home hundreds of troops from Afghanistan.

The Freedom of the City parade featured the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and began with a gun salute at Nottingham Castle.

Twenty-two carriage horses and 200 soldiers then marched through the city centre into Old Market Square.

Commanding officer, Lt Col Mike Elviss said they were "very grateful" for the reception they received.

The regiment was granted the freedom of Nottingham in 1970.

Monday's parade ended at the council house where local soldiers were presented with campaign medals.

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