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Penicuik’s 2 SCOTS boys are back in town

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Prince Andrew braved Penicuik’s “dreich” weather to welcome around 330 members of the 2 SCOTS home from Afghanistan.

Handing out medals to a selection of soldiers, the Duke of York joined dignitaries, and hundreds of locals, in paying tribute to the troops from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, as the 2SCOTS are formally known.

Hundreds of people had turned out earlier as the men and women from 2 SCOTS took part in a homecoming parade through Penicuik town centre.

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Returning to their base at Glencorse Barracks after the parade, the soldiers stood to attention as the Duke awarded Afghanistan campaign medals to those who had just completed their first tour in the country.

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