A Squadron from RAF Leeming is preparing for its latest deployment to Afghanistan, and for one family from the region it is a more unusual occasion than usual.
Three of the Townsend family work for the same Signals Unit at the North Yorkshire air base.
As Sarah Townsend waves goodbye to her son, she will be welcoming home her husband who is returning from his four month tour of duty.
Watch the full report from Claire Montgomery below.
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