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Royal Marines speak of 'horrible' reality of life on patrol in Afghanistan | World news | The Guardian

Hundreds of well-wishers, supporters and relatives lined the streets of Taunton, Somerset, in the driving rain today, holding aloft Welcome Home banners, union flags and a sea of umbrellas, to celebrate the safe return of the Royal Marines of 40 Commando back from Afghanistan. Shopkeepers huddled in doorways, office workers …