Thousands applaud Royal Anglians in Bury

Thousands of people lined the streets of Bury St Edmunds today to pay tribute to brave Royal Anglian soldiers who have just completed a six-month tour in war-torn Afghanistan.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Bury St Edmunds today to pay tribute to brave Royal Anglian soldiers who have just completed a six-month tour in war-torn Afghanistan.

The 1st Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment exercised the freedom of the borough of St Edmundsbury in their home town of Bury St Edmunds after the operation in the Helmand Province, which claimed the lives of nine soldiers.

A poignant thanksgiving service on Angel Hill was also given for the battalion, known as the Vikings, as family members and residents paid their respects.

The parade, celebrating the regiment's homecoming, then made its way town's historic streets including Churchgate Street and Abbeygate Street.

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