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Dalton Barracks logistic support regiment's homecoming

image captionThe parade was organised by Dalton Barracks and the town council

Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Abingdon to welcome troops from 4 Logistic Support Regiment (4LSR) back from Afghanistan.

More than 350 soldiers, based at Dalton Barracks, took part in a homecoming parade from Abingdon Fire Station, on Ock Street, to West St Helen Street.

Councillor Monica Lovatt, the town's mayor, said: "We are immensely proud of them."

A thanksgiving service has also been held at St Helen's Church.

'Remarkable bravery'

Following the service, commanding officer Lt Col Alastair MacIntyre said: "We've had a fantastic reception since our return."

He added the six-month tour had been "challenging due to the threat from insurgents and the harsh conditions" and said the troops had "conducted themselves magnificently".

Ms Lovatt said: "The people of Abingdon-on-Thames are delighted that the soldiers from 4LSR have returned home safely from Afghanistan.

"We are immensely proud of them for the dangerous work that they do with such remarkable bravery, professionalism and goodwill.

"We are pleased to see you back and welcome home."

The parade was organised by Dalton Barracks and Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council.

Abingdon Military Wives Choir performed at the church service.

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