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2:25pm 3rd December 2012
(Updated 2:35pm 3rd December 2012)

A number of Dorset's brave part time soldiers have been welcomed home from Afghanistan.

Members from C-Company, 6 Rifles - a TA Unit based in Dorchester - have been working alongside the regular army in Helmand Province.

Their mission was called HERRICK 16.

5 of our local soldiers flew back last month after a gruelling 6 month tour in the wartorn country.

The Reservist soldiers were met by famliy and friends on their low key return to British soil.

25 year old Rifleman James Hedditch, from Bridport, returned with a story to tell after his post came under attack and he was injured on the frontline.

 

Back home life is very different, each goes back to being a civillian, working jobs that are as varied - butcher, student, IT consultant, retail manager - as their roles as a TA Soldier on the frontline.

Marks and Spencers Manager Corporal Matt Isom (33 years old) is one of those whose recently returned from 6 Rifles, C-Company, Dorchester. It was his second tour of Afghanistan and says it was busier than last time and his colleagues have been really supportive of him.

 

You can learn more about Dorset's local TA Soldiers and what they do here

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