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150 soldiers from 2 Para have returned home to their families after a 6 month tour of Afghanistan.
Families have welcomed 150 Colchester-based soldiers home.
The Regiment return home after a 6 month tour of Afghanistan.
2 Para was responsible for security in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province.
It wasn't just wives and children welcoming the troops home!
The soldiers now have a 4 week break to spend with loved ones.
During their deployment in Afghanistan the Battalion's opened 7 schools in the country so children can learn.
Their return home follows the deployment of 16 Air Assault Brigade to Helmand.