40 Commando return home

After spending six months in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Marines from the West are getting used to life back home.

150 troops from 40 Commando were greeted by loved ones as they returned to their Taunton base on Wednesday, the rest will return over the next few weeks.

The return was marked with sadness too, with the loss of 14 Marines during the tour to Sangin.

Sergeant Wilf Rees and his wife Mandy told Heart how relieved they were to be back as a family again:

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Lance Corporal Ryan Shelly is a medic and told Heart what it was like to see his family again:

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