Military personnel from the Midlands fighting out in Afghanistan have sent festive messages back to their loved ones at home.
Lance Corporal Adam Knight from the West Midlands of 2 Mercian Regiment sent this Christmas message from Kandahar Air Base.
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Dry for much of the Wednesday with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Wednesday will be another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.