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Christmas gifts for our boys abroad

They may be 3,500 miles away but soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon be receiving Christmas presents from their families.

The wives and children of troops from the south east are sending off gifts and messages to their loved ones - many of whom are risking their lives on the front-line.

Tom Savvides speaks to soldiers' wives Jen Overland, Sonita Gambang, Nadine Ashley, and Capt Edward Thompson of 69 Squadron Gurkha Search.


Tributes to Gurkhas killed in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar

The MoD has confirmed the deaths in Afghanistan of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar. They were from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based at Folkestone.

Lieutenant Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Kunwar were based in Checkpoint Prrang in the southern area of Nahr-e Saraj. On 30th October they were participating in a shura (meeting) with Afghan policemen inside the checkpoint. They were shot by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform.


Prince Charles arrives to meet Gurkhas

Prince Charles is welcomed to Shorncliffe Barracks in Folkestone Credit: ITV Meridian

Prince Charles, the Colonel in Chief The Royal Gurkha Rifles has arrived in Kent to visit Gurkha soldiers and their families before their deployment to Afghanistan.

Prince Charles was greeted by Gurkha children in the traditional way Credit: ITV Meridian
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