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.
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