Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Loads of Christmas parcels sent to troops overseas

Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth today praised the outstanding generosity of the British public which has responded to a national call to support troops overseas at Christmas by sending huge quantities of parcels, cards and letters. "We are all overwhelmed by the nation's generosity and I want to thank everyone who has made the effort to send news from home and a little Christmas cheer to those serving overseas.
Brigadier Andrew Mackay, Commander of British Forces in Helmand, said: "There has been a fantastic show of support from the British public, who can now rest assured that no one here will be going without at least one parcel from them this Christmas".

Whitehall Pages: Huge thank you to the British public
MoD Oracle: Troops Thank Public for Mail