troubleshooting Question

what's wrong with this simple function

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GordonPrinceFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I'd like a simple, reusable way to select the date (without the time) from the server. I thought I would create a function as shown in the code window.

But the create statement throws these errors:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Procedure DateFromServer, Line 3
Incorrect syntax near 'RETURNS'.
Msg 178, Level 15, State 1, Procedure DateFromServer, Line 8
A RETURN statement with a return value cannot be used in this context.

Any ideas how to fix this simple function coding error? And/or another way to accomplish what I'm trying to accomplish?
SET ANSI_NULLS OFF
GO

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF
GO

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[DateFromServer] 
RETURNS char(10)
AS  
BEGIN
  DECLARE @dat char(10)
  set @dat = (select convert(char(10), getdate(),101))
  RETURN(@dat)
END
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