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Homecoming parade for Scottish soldiers returning from Afghanistan

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Royal Scots Dragoon Guards march down the Royal Mile during a Homecoming Parade to mark their return following a successful tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Dec. 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In keeping with tradition dating back hundreds of years, the Regiment paraded from the Castle Esplanade, down the Royal Mile to Canongate Kirk to show their thanks for the support that members of the public have shown them during their tour of duty.

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Royal Scots Dragoon Guards march down the Royal Mile during a Homecoming Parade following a successful tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Dec.1, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Musicians from the British Army's Royal Scots Dragoon Guards regiment walk in a Homecoming parade.

Hundreds turned out for the homecoming parade for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards who recently returned to Scotland after six months in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  The regiment also was honored with parades in Glasgow and Dundee before they return to their base in Germany. More about the parade on the DailyRecord.co.uk

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