Soldiers from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards march in Swansea
SOLDIERS returning from the frontline in Afghanistan are marching in Swansea this lunchtime.
Troops from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards set off from the city's Guildhall following their challenging tour of Helmand Province.
They were parading through St Helen's Road, Oxford Street and Princess Way on their way to the LC for about 12.45pm. A formal salute was taking place en-route in Castle Square.
And as part of the parade, Swansea's Lord Mayor, Councillor Dennis James, and Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, D.Byron Lewis, were on hand to inspect the soldiers at noon in South Road outside the Guildhall before they left.
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The soldiers from The Prince of Wales's Company were involved in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force.
Councillor James said: "I'd urge the people of Swansea to line the route and give the soldiers the warm welcome home they so thoroughly deserve."