"The soldiers make many sacrifices to fulfil their role and recognition of that by those at home is deeply appreciated. It means a great deal to the soldiers and their families."
Glasgow's Lord Provost Sadie Docherty took the salute in George Square. She said: "One of the honours I have as Lord Lieutenant is taking the salute at homecoming parades. It is always a privilege to welcome our brave men and women serving in conflicts across the globe.
"I am delighted that all of D Squadron have made it home safe and sound in time for Christmas with friends and family."
Based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, the majority of the soldiers come from Liverpool and Glasgow.