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Shoulder to Shoulder backed by Minister
9:28am Friday 5th November 2010 in Shoulder To Shoulder
He dropped by Norton Manor Camp, in Norton Fitzwarren, home to 40 Commando, where he toured the base and met Marines.
He congratulated them on their efforts in the dangerous area of Sangin, in Helmand Province, where 14 Marines died.
After touring the camp with Taunton Deane MP and fellow Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne, the two politicians visited the Royal British Legion in Taunton.
For more on this story, see next Thursday's Somerset County Gazette - and catch our preview on 40 Commando's welcoming home march through the town on Wednesday, November 17.