They paraded through the city centre and were rightly applauded after their spell of duty in Afghanistan.
There was some friendly banter between the soldiers and the peace campaigners. They mingled together near the statue of the founder of the NHS Aneurin Bevan.
An Armoured Personnel Carrier flying a Welsh flag roared past on North Road past the Gardens where the beautiful Welsh War Memorial is found.
I wonder if any of the soldiers gave a thought to the words on the englyn that is carved is stone high on the memorial, Dros for fe droes i farw - Over the sea he went to die. Sadly that was the fate of one member of the Welsh Calvary.