In photos: GB Paralympians given hero's welcome as they arrive back in the UK

Great Britain's Paralympic athletes have returned home (Getty)
The team celebrate together on their flight (Getty)
Some members of the team take a look around the plane (Getty)
They travel in style in first class (Getty)
Crowds cheer as the athletes arrive (Getty)
Medal winners celebrate with staff at the airport (Getty)
The team pose for photos

Scroll through the gallery by clicking the arrow on the right to see their journey back

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Team GB's Paralympians have returned home to the UK on a special flight, ahead of the Victory Parade. 

A group of 300 ParalympicGB athletes and support staff flew back on the British Airways’ gold-tipped flight dubbed 'victoRIOus', which was also used for the Olympic athletes' return.

Fans, family and friends awaited their arrival at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning, and as they entered the airport they were wearing their medals and greeted by cheers from the crowd.

Many posed for photos and shared in their success.

Team GB hit its 2016 medal target, finishing in second place on the medal table. The Paralympic team won a total of 147 medals, 64 of them gold.

Parades for both Olympians and Paralympians will take place in Manchester on 17th October and in London the next day.

View their journey home by scrolling through the gallery above