They incurred losses on a scale not seen in the British army for half a century. Now the 3 Rifles battlegroup has paraded along Edinburgh's Royal Mile before loved ones grateful both for their sacrifices and to have them back home. The troops were deployed to Helmand Province in October 2009 and, in a six-month tour, incurred no fewer than 30 deaths from among their ranks. It represents the heaviest casualties suffered by a British army battlegroup since the Korean war. Link to BBC news
It must be a great relief for the families to have the men back home after such a tough tour. Salute to them all.