In the Afghan heat, Santa as we've never seen him before

You can't miss the Christmas spirit at the main base for British troops in Afghanistan. Camp Bastion suddenly filled with alternative-looking Santas, sleigh races and Christmas dinner, all beneath the baking heat of Afghanistan.

Santa, complete with helpers
Santa, complete with helpers Credit: Ministry of Defence
A makeshift Camp Bastion grotto
A makeshift Camp Bastion grotto Credit: Ministry of Defence
A very heavily guarded sleigh
A very heavily guarded sleigh Credit: Ministry of Defence
Despite the lack of anything resembling snow, a sleigh race
Despite the lack of anything resembling snow, a sleigh race Credit: Ministry of Defence
Christmas carols at Camp Bastion
Christmas carols at Camp Bastion Credit: Ministry of Defence
Night time carols
Night time carols Credit: Ministry of Defence
BBQ-style Christmas dinner
BBQ-style Christmas dinner Credit: Ministry of Defence
Instant Christmas decorations
Instant Christmas decorations Credit: Ministry of Defence