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Royal marines returned from Afghanistan this afternoon  to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.

Royal marines returned from Afghanistan this afternoon  to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport. 

Royal marines returned from Afghanistan this afternoon  to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.
Royal marines returned from Afghanistan this afternoon  to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.
Brigadier Gordon Messenger, returned from Afghanistan this afternoon with 121 of his personnel to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.
Brigadier Gordon Messenger, returned from Afghanistan this afternoon with 121 of his personnel to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.  Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Commander in Chief Fleet, met the Brigadier and his men at the aircraft steps to congratulate them on a job well done,
Brigadier Gordon Messenger, returned from Afghanistan this afternoon with 121 of his personnel to a hero’s welcome at Exeter Airport.  Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Commander in Chief Fleet, met the Brigadier and his men at the aircraft steps to congratulate them on a job well done,
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
Marines and soldiers from Plymouth-based 42 Commando Group have swooped into southern-most regions of Helmand Province, on a mission to provide critical information and intelligence for subsequent operations
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines being picked up whilst on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines being picked up whilst on patrol in Helmand province.
 Royal Marines being picked up whilst on patrol in Helmand province.
45 Commando Royal Marines whilst on patrol to the North of Sangin DC in Helmand province.
45 Commando Royal Marines whilst on patrol to the North of Sangin DC in Helmand province.
45 Commando Royal Marines whilst on patrol to the North of Sangin DC in Helmand province.
45 Commando Royal Marines whilst on patrol to the North of Sangin DC in Helmand province.
 Royal Navy Seaking helicopters landing with  Marines at Forward Operating Base Sangin.
 Royal Navy Seaking helicopters landing with PAX marines at Forward Operating Base Sangin.
45 Commando Royal Marines at Sangin, Helmand Province in Afghanistan
Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group carry out operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding area
British troops from Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, carry out operations in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group carry out operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
A Royal Marine from Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group talks to a young Afghan boy during operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group carry out operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group carry out operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
Royal Marine Commandos investigate a derelict building complex during Operation SOND CHARA
Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines Group carry out operations in the Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan to bring security to the surrounding areas
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
Operation Bor Barakai (Great Thunder) with 42 Cdo
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
847 Naval Air Squadron Lynx
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
42 Commando in Afghanistan
Stores and troops from Arbroath based 45 Commando Royal Marines arrive at Sangin to begin their 6 month tour of duty on Operation Herrick 9
K Company carrying out live compound clearing drills
Fire Support Group as they fire the 50 Cal Machine Gun from the weapons mount instulation kit otherwise know as wmik
Combat Logistic Patrols
Combat Logistic Patrols
Combat Logistic Patrols
Heavy Equipment Transporter
Camp Roberts in Kandaha Air force base in Afghanistan where 42 Commando Group are living during their 7 month deployment to the country
Capt Neil Swift RLC manning the Grenade Machine Gun on a Combat Logistic Patrol
Commanding Officer's handover, from 3Para Lt Col Hew Williams and 42 Commando Lt Col Charlie Stickland handover out side Camp Roberts
Jackal
NSW Harrier over Kijaki Dam
Navy Medics Undergo Intense Training for Afghanistan