Brigadier Patrick Sanders
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Troops celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

For the thousands of British servicemen and women in Afghanistan, it has been work as usual over the festive period.

But on Christmas Day, many of the troops did have the chance to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner - and an appearance from "Santa".

Caroline Wyatt reports from Helmand Province.

This report includes interviews with Lance Corporal Leone Tunidau Boila, 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment, Brigadier Patrick Sanders, Commander, Helmand Task Force and Private Ben Kilminster, 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.

  • 27 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia