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Cheryl Cole visits Britain's front-line troops in Afghanistan

Cheryl Cole with soldiers. Photo: PA
Image caption Cheryl met British soldiers, sailors and airmen currently serving in the country

Cheryl Cole has flown to Afghanistan to put a smile on the faces of British troops currently serving on the front line.

The Geordie singer flew to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, to mark 10 years of British operations in the country.

As part of her visit, she met with soldiers, sailors and airmen serving in the country, including those who have been wounded in action.

The 28-year-old underwent hostile environment training before her trip.

She boarded a troop carrier plane at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire for the 12-hour flight to the country, arriving on Wednesday.

The singer Cole follows in the footsteps of several celebrities who have paid similar visits to troops, including David Beckham, Katherine Jenkins and singer and former soldier James Blunt.

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