Liverpool's Smith brothers were amongst a group of North West boxers who helped serve up Christmas dinner to troops from 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment at Weeton Barracks near Blackpool.
Stephen says it was a great experience.
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Rain threatens northern parts of the region today, perhaps heavy over hills by evening. Gusts winds for coasts and hills. Little brightness