Christmas messages from troops in Afghanistan

Members of the armed forces serving overseas have been sending festive messages to their loved ones back home in the North West. Speaking from Afghanistan, the troops have sent back Christmas greetings and special messages.

North West troops send festive messages

With just days to go until Christmas, military personnel from the North West serving in Afghanistan have been sending festive messages back home.

Craftsman Matthew Bailey of 2 Royal Engineers who is from Accrington, sent this festive message for his loved ones.